NHS Grampian has received a slice of a £10 million funding pot to help deal with the added pressures of winter.
The Scottish Government announced the cash boost for NHS boards across the country.
As a result, NHS Grampian has been given £928,022, 9% of the total.
Health Secretary Jeane Freeman announced the measures on a visit to the Victoria Hospital in Fife.
She said: “We know winter creates particular pressures on our health and social care system. It’s important that we are well prepared and that’s why we are allocating funding early.
“This investment will ensure boards can put appropriate plans in place – particularly to make sure people are discharged in a timely way when it’s safe to do so and that the right staff are in place throughout the system.”
An NHS spokeswoman said: “We welcome the early announcement of this additional funding from the Scottish Government. This financial support will be targeted at those services best placed to ensure the continued delivery of healthcare during a surge in activity.
“Winter and the festive period present challenges to health and social care services. These are anticipated and planned for.
“We can all help by taking simple steps to maintain good health through the winter period, such as taking up the flu vaccine and knowing which local services are best placed to help us. Our Know Who To Turn To website, NHS Inform and NHS 24 are all valuable sources of help and advice.”
Liberal Democrat MSP Mike Rumbles, who represents the north-east, said: “NHS Grampian and our local health services are crying out for a better deal from the Scottish Government.
“This relatively small cash injection for the winter is welcome but patients and our hardworking staff deserve better.”
Aberdeenshire West Scottish Conservative MSP Alexander Burnett said: “Doctors and nurses need a long-term, sustainable plan that closes the growing gap between resources and the demand for services.”