NHS D&G needs to make savings of £17 million

Dumfries and Galloway Royal Infirmary Credit: Paul McMullin

NHS Dumfries and Galloway Royal Infirmary needs more than £17 million to balance its finances.

The announcement comes after a board meeting on Monday 9 April to approve its financial plan for 2018/19.

The meeting revealed £17.346 million needs to be secured for the hospital to remain in financial balance.

A request for an extra £4.5 million has been made to the Scottish Government.

The Board recognises that we’re currently facing an unprecedented level of financial challenge. And we are committed to working with our partners within Dumfries and Galloway Health and Social Care Partnership to ensure that any savings measures and service transformation is delivered in partnership with communities to continue to deliver safe, sustainable and efficient services." >

Katy Lewis, NHS Director of Finance

The projected financial budget for NHS Dumfries and Galloway is £365 million.