Praise for new NHS plan
The 10-year NHS plan revealed on Monday will help deliver improvements at Peterborough City Hospital, according to its medical director.
Dr Kanchan Rege, medical director at North West Anglia NHS Foundation Trust, which runs the hospital in Bretton, said maternity services will see improvements, while there will be better diagnosis and treatment of a number of ailments, including cancer and heart disease.
The NHS claims its new plan will help save almost half a million more lives over the next 10 years with investment in world-class, cuttingedge treatments including genomic tests for every child with cancer.
Tracy Dowling, chief executive of the Cambridgeshire and Peterborough NHS Foundation Trust, which provides community and mental health services, said she was pleased the plan focuses on several key areas including extra funding for community services and young people’s mental health, and also includes commitments to recruiting more staff and implementing the use of technology to improve patient care.
Measures outlined in the NHS plan are expected to help prevent 150,000 heart attacks, strokes and dementia cases.