The NHS in Carrick, is expected to benefit from a share of a £50 million Scotland-wide investment to help deliver swift treatment and diagnostics.

The extra funding is part of a package of measures to help reduce waiting times – and which will also see two independent diagnostic leads appointed to improve co-ordination across the country on specialist tests.

Commenting, SNP MSP for Carrick, Cumnock and Doon Valley, Jeane Freeman said: “The staff of Scotland’s NHS do a fantastic job day in day out. 

“This funding boost will support a package of measures to help further improve performance in Ayrshire & Arran area, including new independent experts being appointed to speed up diagnostic tests.

“The Scottish Government has already committed to invest an extra £2 billion above inflation by the end of this parliament – the highest funding offer of any party at the last election.”