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More A&E funding to help hospitals prepare for winter
£20.74 million more awarded to hospitals in England.
The Secretary of State for Health Jeremy Hunt recently (15 June 2017) announced a second wave of funding to ease pressure on hospital emergency departments ahead of next winter.
The Secretary of State will confirm that a further £20.74 million has been awarded to 27 hospitals in England, which follows an initial £55.98 million given to 70 hospitals in April. This money is part of the dedicated funding announced in the Spring Budget to ensure local A&Es are prepared for the additional demands that winter brings.
Health Secretary Jeremy Hunt said:
The NHS prepares well in advance for winter each year, but despite the hard work and dedication of staff, demand on services continues to increase as a result of our ageing population.
This vital investment will help hospitals change the way they assess and see patients so people are given the most appropriate medical care as quickly as possible.
The funding will be used to help hospitals properly equip themselves ahead of winter, particularly to handle the large volumes of patients attending A&E.
Hospitals will be able to ‘stream’ patients when they arrive in A&E, with a clinician assessing their needs and deciding where they can receive the most appropriate care.
It will also allow hospitals to build GP practices within their A&E units where patients with less urgent needs can receive treatment, further alleviating pressure.
The recent funding will also support wider plans set out by NHS England to improve A&E performance in England by 2018. In particular, it will help hospitals hit the target of admitting, transferring or discharging 95% of patients within 4 hours.
List of agreed proposals
|London||£750,000.00||Epsom and St Helier University Hospitals NHS Trust|
|London||£757,554.00||Barts Health NHS Trust - The Royal London Hospital|
|Midlands||£596,976.00||East & North Hertfordshire NHS Trust|
|Midlands||£998,900.00||Norfolk & Norwich University Hospitals NHS Foundation Trust|
|Midlands||£221,000.00||The Queen Elizabeth Hospital King’s Lynn NHS Foundation Trust|
|Midlands||£400,000.00||South Warwickshire NHS Foundation Trust|
|Midlands||£968,000.00||United Lincolnshire Hospitals NHS Trust|
|Midlands||£650,000.00||University Hospitals Birmingham NHS Foundation Trust - (QE site)|
|Midlands||£1,000,000.00||West Hertfordshire Hospitals NHS Trust|
|North||£1,000,000.00||Aintree University Hospital NHS Foundation Trust|
|North||£975,000.00||Doncaster and Bassetlaw Hospitals NHS Foundation Trust - Doncaster site|
|North||£1,000,000.00||Blackpool Teaching Hospitals NHS Foundation Trust|
|North||£875,000.00||City Hospitals Sunderland NHS Foundation Trust|
|North||£981,560.00||Co Durham and Darlington NHS Foundation Trust - Darlington site|
|North||£200,000.00||Countess of Chester Hospitals NHS Foundation Trust|
|North||£825,500.00||County Durham And Darlington NHS Foundation Trust - North Durham site|
|North||£879,000.00||East Cheshire NHS Trust|
|North||£340,000.00||Harrogate and District NHS Foundation Trust|
|North||£660,000.00||St Helens and Knowsley Teaching Hospitals NHS Trust|
|North||£990,667.00||Wirral University Teaching Hospitals NHS Foundation Trust|
|North||£830,000.00||York Teaching Hospital NHS Foundation Trust|
|South||£944,291.00||Dartford and Gravesham NHS Trust - Darent Valley Hospital|
|South||£732,982.00||Oxford University Hospitals NHS Foundation Trust - John Radcliffe Hospital|
|South||£645,000.00||Maidstone and Tunbridge Wells NHS Trust|
|South||£855,000.00||Portsmouth Hospitals NHS Trust Queen Alexandra Hospital|
|South||£600,000.00||Ashford and St Peter’s Hospitals NHS Foundation Trust St Peters Hospital (Chertsey) site|
|South||£842,600.00||Weston Area Health NHS Trust|
|South||£225,000.00||Yeovil District Hospital NHS Foundation Trust|
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