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Jenny Marra MSP

Member of the Scottish Parliament for North East Scotland


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0131 348 6427

Office 5/2, Whitehall House, 33 Yeaman Shore, Dundee, DD1 4BJ

01382 202584

Rise in costs for Private Mental Health care in Tayside

06th March 2017 - Commenting on the news that NHS Tayside's bill for private health care has doubled in more than three years, Jenny Marra MSP said:  “It is concerning that NHS Tayside continues to spend increasing amounts of money to private companies to plug gaps in the mental health service it provides.


“NHS Tayside is in a very precarious position financially and the increasing use of private companies is one of the reasons for this. It costs the NHS more than if they were to provide the services themselves.


“The management at NHS Tayside and Scottish Government need to get back to basics – training and employing the required the consultants, nurses and staff directly, allowing them to provide the best value and quality of care that the people of Dundee deserve.”