• 05 August 2019
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Which hospitals will get upgrades under Johnson’s spending pledge?

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Facilities across England will benefit from the £850 million pot.

Boris Johnson is set to announce the 20 NHS hospitals in England that will benefit from his £850 million spending pledge to upgrade outdated facilities and equipment.

The Prime Minister will make the commitment as part of his £1.8 billion cash injection for the health service during a speech at a Lincolnshire hospital on Monday. Here is a list of the beneficiaries, and what funding they will receive:

– East of England

– Luton and Dunstable University Hospital NHS Foundation Trust (FT): £99.5 million for a new block in Luton to provide critical and intensive care, as well as a delivery suite and operating theatres

– Norfolk and Norwich University Hospitals NHS FT: £69.7 million to provide diagnostic and assessment centres in Norwich, Great Yarmouth and King’s Lynn

– Norfolk and Suffolk NHS FT: £40 million to build four new hospital wards in Norwich, providing 80 beds

– NHS South Norfolk Clinical Commissioning Group: £25.2 million to develop and improve primary care services

– Midlands

– University Hospitals Birmingham: £97.1 million to provide a new purpose-built hospital facility, replacing outdated outpatient, treatment and diagnostic accommodation

– United Lincolnshire Hospitals Trust: £21.3 million to improve patient flow in Boston by developing urgent and emergency care zones in A&E

– Wye Valley NHS Trust: £23.6 million to provide new hospital wards in Hereford, providing 72 beds

– University Hospitals of North Midlands NHS Trust: £17.6 million to create three new modern wards to improve capacity and patient flow in Stoke, delivering approximately 84 beds for this winter


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– London

– Barking and Dagenham, Havering and Redbridge CCGs and North East London NHS Foundation Trust: £17 million to develop a new health and wellbeing hub

– Croydon Health Services NHS Trust: £12.7 million to extend and refurbish critical care units at the Croydon University Hospital

– North East and Yorkshire

– South Yorkshire and Bassetlaw Integrated Care System: £57.5 million for primary care investment

– Newcastle upon Tyne Hospitals NHS FT: £41.7 million to improve paediatric cardiac services in the North East

– Leeds Teaching Hospitals NHS Trust: £12 million to provide a single laboratory information management system across West Yorkshire and Harrogate, covering all pathology disciplines

– North West

– Greater Manchester Mental Health NHS FT: £72.3 million to build a new adult mental health inpatient unit

– Mersey Care NHS FT: £33 million to provide a new 40-bed low secure unit for people with learning disabilities

– Stockport NHS FT: £30.6 million 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

– NHS Wirral CCG: £18 million to improve patient flow by improving access via the urgent treatment centre

– Tameside and Glossop Integrated Care NHS FT: £16.3 million to provide emergency and urgent care facilities at Tameside General Hospital

– South East

– Isle of Wight NHS Trust: £48 million to redesign acute services

– South West

– Royal Cornwall Hospitals NHS Trust: £99.9 million to build a new women’s and children’s hospital in the centre of the Royal Cornwall Hospital site in Truro

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