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05.08.19

Hospitals set to receive £850m additional funding revealed

Prime minister Boris Johnson announced this weekend that there was to be a one-off £1.8bn capital investment made to hospitals in England.

As part of that financial boost, 20 NHS trusts across England were set to receive their share of an additional £850m funding for upgrades to outdated facilities and new equipment.

That list of trusts has now been revealed. The 20 trusts receiving funding for upgrades to their hospitals are:

  • Luton & Dunstable University Hospital - £99.5m for a new block in Luton to provide critical and intensive care, as well as a delivery suite and operating theatres
  • Norfolk & Norwich University Hospitals - £69.7m to provide diagnostic and assessment centres in Norwich, Great Yarmouth and King’s Lynn for cancer and non-cancerous disease
  • Norfolk and Suffolk - £40m to build four new hospital wards in Norwich, providing 80 beds
  • South Norfolk Clinical Commissioning Group - £25.2m to develop and improve primary care services in South Norfolk.
  • University Hospitals Birmingham - £97.1m to provide a new purpose-built hospital facility replacing outdated outpatient, treatment and diagnostic accommodation
  • United Lincolnshire Hospitals - £21.3m to develop urgent and emergency care zones in A&E
  • Wye Valley - £23.6m to provide new hospital wards in Hereford, providing 72 beds
  • University Hospitals of North Midlands - £17.6m to three new modern wards to improve capacity in Stoke, delivering approximately 84 beds for this winter
  • Barking, Havering and Redbridge CCGs and North East London - £17m to develop a new health and wellbeing hub in north east London
  • Croydon Health Services - £12.7m to extend and refurbish critical care units at the Croydon University Hospital
  • South Yorkshire and Bassetlaw Integrated Care System - £57.5m for primary care investment across South Yorkshire and Bassetlaw
  • The Newcastle upon Tyne Hospitals - £41.7m to improve paediatric cardiac services in the north east
  • Leeds Teaching Hospitals - £12m to provide a single laboratory information management system across West Yorkshire and Harrogate, covering all pathology disciplines
  • Greater Manchester Mental Health - £72.3m to build a new adult mental health inpatient unit in Manchester
  • Mersey Care - £33m to provide a new 40-bed low secure unit for people with learning disabilities
  • Stockport - £30.6m to provide a new emergency care campus development at Stepping Hill Hospital in Stockport, incorporating an urgent treatment centre, GP assessment unit and planned investigation unit
  • Wirral Clinical Commissioning Group - £18m to improve patient flow by improving access via the urgent treatment centre
  • Tameside and Glossop Integrated Care - £16.3m to provide emergency and urgent care facilities at Tameside General Hospital in Ashton-under-Lyne
  • Isle of Wight - £48m to redesign acute services for Isle of Wight residents
  • Royal Cornwall Hospitals - £99.9m to build a new women's and children's hospital in Truro

This £850m funding will be spread out over five years, with the remaining £1bn announced by Mr Johnson intended to tackle a backlog of hospital upgrades this year.

The new one-off funding announcement is set to build upon the extra £20bn a year by 2023 announced by former prime minister Theresa May last year.

Mr Johnson made his announcement during what is expected to be a week of health policy announcements by the government. Health secretary Matt Hancock is expected to announce pensions changes aimed at ending ongoing staffing problems within the NHS this week too.

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