Brexit bonus pledge to pay for el­derly and ma­ter­nity sup­port

Sunday Express - - VICTORY FOR THE SUNDAY EXPRESS - By David Mad­dox

SUP­PORT for the el­derly to re­main in­de­pen­dent and avoid hos­pi­tal trips will be un­veiled this week.

With the NHS mark­ing its 70th birth­day Theresa May is to re­veal pro­pos­als to rev­o­lu­tionise it with the £20.5bil­lion Brexit bonus for a long-term plan.

A key prom­ise of the Leave cam­paign was that the bil­lions sent to Brus­sels each year could be used to boost the NHS.

The Prime Min­is­ter will also pledge that Bri­tain will have the world’s best ma­ter­nity care with ex­tra safety and men­tal health sup­port for par­ents.

There will be a mas­sive in­vest­ment in im­prov­ing treat­ment for all ma­jor con­di­tions and help for those re­cov­er­ing from se­ri­ous dis­eases.

Mrs May promised the NHS will be brought into the dig­i­tal age with more on­line ac­cess for GP ser­vices and bet­ter ap­point­ments pro­ce­dures. Fi­nally, the Prime

Min­is­ter has vowed that tens of thou­sands more doc­tors and nurses will be em­ployed while there will be a drive to slash waste­ful NHS spend­ing and fo­cus it on pa­tient care.

She said: “The NHS has al­ways been the coun­try’s most beloved pub­lic ser­vice – there to pro­vide out­stand­ing care to us all when­ever it is needed.

“The launch of the NHS Long Term Plan marks an his­toric step to se­cure its fu­ture and of­fers a vi­sion for the ser­vice for the next 10 years, with a fo­cus on en­sur­ing that ev­ery pound is spent in a way that will most ben­e­fit pa­tients.

“This will help re­lieve pres­sure on the NHS while pro­vid­ing the ba­sis to trans­form care with world-class treat­ments.

“Backed by our record in­vest­ment of £20.5bil­lion a year in real terms by 2023/24, this shows what we can achieve with a strong econ­omy and a fo­cus on peo­ple’s pri­or­i­ties.”

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