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Matheson: £12/hour for Scottish care workers shows commitment to social care

Greater resilience of the social care workforce and recruitment are top priorities for the Scottish Government, NHS Recovery and Health and Social Care Secretary Michael Matheson has told MSPs.

During Tuesday’s (Jan 16) meeting of the health, social care and sport committee, Matheson said that £230 million of a £2 billion budget for social care had been earmarked to uplift care workers’ salaries to at least £12 per hour from April.  

He added that the Government was committed “to delivering sustainable social care system”, adding that the ongoing two per cent of delayed discharges was having a significant impact on patient flow into hospitals.  

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