NICOLA Sturgeon will promise a “transformational” boost in NHS funding if the SNP is re-elected in May.
She will announce a £2.5billion cash increase when she unveils her party’s manifesto this morning.
Sturgeon will also confirm that an SNP Government would create a new National Care Service and commit to extending free early years education to one and two-year-olds.
The NHS cash vow comes in the wake of the havoc caused by Covid to a health service struggling to cope with an operation and treatments backlog.
During the campaign, Sturgeon previously announced a reboot plan to increase elective and short-term hospital capacity.
At today’s launch, she will announce a rise in health spending of at least 20 per cent by the end of the Parliament – if re-elected.
Sturgeon is expected to say: “As we recover, we have the opportunity to reimagine our country. Not to return just to how things were – but to build a better nation.
“At the heart of our programme is the National Health Service.
“If the SNP is re-elected, we will use our experience to undertake a full-scale post-pandemic remobilisation of the NHS.
“And today I am pledging a transformational increase in frontline health spending.
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