ref date:5 Dec 1997 (HEA)
Scottish health service?
The Scottish (Labour) minister for health,Sam Galbraith, is positioning himself
to seize NHS assets worth£3000m and place them directly under Scottish Office
authority - a plan to "tartanise" the health service in Scotland.
A new Health White Paper to be published in Scotland next week, should give
Galbraith these new powers that will allow him to seize the cash raised by NHS trusts.
These NHS trusts were a Tory idea that led to the massive sell of NHS "silver", land
, building etc, to raise funds for the NHS as the Tory government would not
fund the NHS fully.
The problem here is once Labour makes the Scottish NHS independent , it WILL NOT be
independent as the Scottish economy and funding levels will still be set by
Hurrah for another pulling the wool over the eyes of Scotlands Labour voters...