From the BBC report:
‘Parents of premature babies who are being cared for in hospital are to be given extra financial support. The Scottish government is introducing a new £1.5m family fund to help with additional costs such as travel to the hospital and food and drink. About 4,400 babies are born prematurely every year in Scotland and the extra cost to parents is over £200 a week. Health Secretary Shona Robison confirmed the money would be available from 1 April next year.’
Shona gets another three sentences to explain the fund. Needless to say, the SNP doesn’t get a mention, but Labour Central Scotland list MSP, Mark Griffin, certainly does. He gets eight paragraphs apparently because his own baby was born early and he’s a campaigner for the charity, Bliss.
By the time you’ve finished reading, it looks like that rarest of things, a Labour policy achievement.
The new fund is, of course, just another of the many humane and compassionate SNP initiatives to protect the Scottish people from the worst of Tory austerity. Remember when Labour used to do that? No, of course you don’t. They never did.
You might, however, remember these:
I suppose you have to admire BBC Scotland’s determination to get Labour into stories.