ocal MP, Caroline Dinenage has welcomed the news that £600 million has been allocated to NHS Trusts across the country, with four local healthcare providers receiving funds for their upgrade and refurbishment projects.
Portsmouth Hospitals NHS Trust will receive £114,000 for 3 projects, Solent NHS Trust £616,000 for 2 projects, Southern Health NHS Foundation Trust £342,000 for 3 projects and South Central Ambulance Service £555,000 for 2 projects. The projects were submitted by the Trusts in the aim to be completed by March 2021.
“I am very pleased to see that our local NHS trusts will receive the funds for vital projects to improve healthcare services for residents across Gosport, Hill Head, Stubbington and Lee-on-the-Solent.
“I look forward to seeing the benefits these projects will bring to constituents and our amazing NHS staff who have been working so incredibly hard.”
In total, 178 NHS Trusts have received a share of the £600 million as part of a £1.5 capital funding investment announced by the Prime Minister in the summer.
Secretary of State for Health and Social Care Matt Hancock said:
“Alongside delivering on our manifesto commitment to build 40 new hospitals and 20 major hospital upgrades across the country, this investment will help our NHS build back better.
“These crucial maintenance projects will deliver immediate benefits and provide NHS staff with the facilities they need to provide world-class care to their patients this winter, helping ensure the NHS is always there for you when you need it.”
The funding today is in addition to the £450 million to improve A&Es this winter, boost their capacity and improve infection control measures. The Chancellor in this autumns Spending Review also announced that £1.2 billion has been ring-fenced for NHS new hospitals and upgrades in 2021/22 and £4.2 billion will be provided for NHS operational capital funding.