Praise for new NHS plan

The Peterborough Evening Telegraph - - NEWS -

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.

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