One of the first announcements made by Boris Johnson was for a £1.8 billion cash injection for the NHS to improve building maintenance.
Reception of this announcement last week was mixed, with many pundits pointing out that over £6 billion was needed to carry out all the repairs that now need doing in NHS hospitals as a result of a decade of austerity, and that the £1.8 billion isn’t new money anyway. Instead, the money is from savings that hospitals have been forced to make.
Here are some of the hospital projects due to receive money from the fund:
- Luton and Dunstable University Hospital NHS Foundation Trust (FT): £99.5m
- Norfolk and Norwich University Hospitals NHS FT: £69.7m
- Norfolk and Suffolk NHS FT: £40m
- University Hospitals Birmingham: £97.1m
- United Lincolnshire Hospitals Trust: £21.3m
- Wye Valley NHS Trust: £23.6m
- University Hospitals of North Midlands NHS Trust: £17.6m
- Barking and Dagenham, Havering and Redbridge CCGs and North East London NHS Foundation Trust: £17m
- Croydon Health Services NHS Trust: £12.7m
- Greater Manchester Mental Health NHS FT: £72.3m
- Mersey Care NHS FT: £33m
- Stockport NHS FT: £30.6m
- NHS Wirral CCG: £18m
- Royal Cornwall Hospitals NHS Trust: £99.9m.
The Prime Minister pledged the money will be made available this year to improve services and boost the capacity of the NHS.
These funds will be used to fund a wide range of projects including extra mental health beds, as well as improved A&E facilities, outpatient buildings and to replace outdated pathology facilities.
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