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Hospitals in Cornwall to get cash injection

Hospitals in Cornwall to get cash injection

Published by Sarah Yeoman at 7:00am 18th January 2020. (Updated at 9:20am 18th January 2020)

Hospitals across Cornwall are set to benefit from a £210,000 finance boost.

Over 29 million pounds is being invested into the NHS in the South West to improve services and access to much needed care during the busy winter months.

The funding follows an announcement earlier in the year which outlined the governments plans to give more than £145 million to NHS Trusts across the country to improve emergency care. 

17 Trusts, including Cornwall, will benefit from the additional funds for new equipment, upgrades and initiatives including upgrading wards, redeveloping A&E departments, improving same-day emergency care and improving systems for managing the number of beds in use.

The funding comes from the Department of Health and Social Care's existing budget will be spent on 81 new schemes in total across the country.

Bosses say it's a welcome boost following the pressures placed on many NHS services across the region as flu and norovirus have presented early.

"This funding is a welcome boost to our services and our providers who work hard to ensure every patient contact is as positive as possible. 

"This investment will ensure frontline services have the funding they need, to make a real difference to the lives of NHS staff, and above all, of patients.

"It will help our seven systems pursue additional schemes whilst sustaining performance over Christmas and into the New Year in line with winter priorities including the drive to extend crisis resolution teams, focus on frailty pathways and improved rapid treatment via A&E." 

Elizabeth O'Mahony, the South West Regional Director at NHSE/I

Nationally a further £1 billion boost to NHS spending was also promised to ensure existing upgrade programmes can proceed to tackle the most urgent infrastructure projects.

Capital monies awarded across the region in two tranches:

  • Gloucestershire total: £541,000
  • BNSSG Total: £1,407,000
  • Devon total:  £1,380,000
  • Cornwall total: £210,000
  • Somerset total: £1,313,000
  • Dorset total: £2,662,000
  • BSW total: £1,380,000

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