Hospi­tal Trust to get sup­port to pro­tect ca­pac­ity

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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.”

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