Tory leader welcomes health cash
9:26am Tuesday 15th January 2013 in News
BOLTON Conservative leader David Greenhalgh has welcomed what he said was a rise in funding for the borough’s health services.
The Bromley Cross councillor said the Government had agreed to increase funding for public health by 13.7 per cent over the next two years, with the council to receive £18.1 million this year and £18.9 million in 2014-15.
He also said the Government was increasing adult services funding by £1.4 million, to £4.9 million, to offset the “pressures” caused by an ageing population.
Cllr Greenhalgh added: “At this time when our country faces tremendous economic pressures as we battle to reduce the deficit, I am delighted that the government has recognised the need to increase the grants coming to Bolton for adult services and public health.”
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