Month: December 2017

MATHESON WELCOMES RECORD INVESTMENT IN HEALTH

NHS Forth Valley patients and staff are set to benefit from record investment in health in 2018-19. Falkirk West MSP Michael Matheson has welcomed the announcement in last week’s draft Scottish Budget that health spending in Scotland will increase by…

FUNDING BOOSTS TEACHER NUMBERS IN FALKIRK DISTRICT

Scottish Government funding has boosted teacher numbers in Falkirk district as part of the SNP’s commitment to education. Falkirk West MSP Michael Matheson welcomed figures that show the number of teachers in the Falkirk Council area increased from 1605 last…

£8.4MILLION ADDITIONAL FUNDING FOR NHS WINTER RESILIENCE

Forth Valley Health Board will receive a share of £8.4million funding announced this week to improve NHS resilience during the busy Christmas and New Year period. It brings the Scottish Government’s total additional investment to help health and social care…

PARENTS URGED TO TAKE ADVANTAGE OF FREE FLU VACCINE FOR CHILDREN

Parents and guardians of two- to five-year-olds in Falkirk district are being encouraged to take advantage of the free flu vaccine for children before Christmas. GP practices are providing the nasal flu vaccine free of charge in a bid to…