Commenting on Thursday 6th April, COSLA Health & Social Care Spokesperson, Councillor Paul Kelly, said:
“Today’s report from Audit Scotland is concerning and highlights the enormous pressure our health and social care infrastructure is under.
“People across Scotland rely on vital health & social care services every day, and it is critical that there is meaningful investment in the system which ensures their long-term capacity.
“We must ensure focus remains on front-line service improvement and sustainability, rather than the bureaucratic structural change presented through the National Care Service Bill.”
The full Audit Scotland Report can be read here: Integration Joint Boards: Financial analysis 2021/22 | Audit Scotland (audit-scotland.gov.uk)