Hospital Trust to get support to protect capacity
SOUTHPORT & Ormskirk NHS Hospitals Trust is set to receive £1,729,000 to support A&E capacity ahead of the winter months.
The extra money means that that the Trust will be able to increase its A&E capacity, put enhanced infection prevention in place and make improvements to emergency care and urgent treatment services – £300m is being put into A&E departments across England, with work to be completed by the start of next year.
In June, the Prime Minister announced plans to accelerate £5bn of infrastructure spending as part of his New Deal for Britain.
Commenting, Southport MP Damien Moore said: “Staff at Southport & Ormskirk
NHS Hospitals Trust have worked tirelessly over recent months, and I would like to thank them for everything they have done to get our local community through the coronavirus pandemic.
“While we hope for the best this winter, it’s right that we plan for the worst. This funding to upgrade A&E across the Trust will ensure that we are in the best possible position for the challenges that the winter months may bring.
“As a Conservative, the NHS is my top priority and I was re-elected last December on a promise to deliver record NHS investment and level up the health service across the country.
“I am delighted to see the Conservatives in Government getting on with doing exactly that.”