Money announced for Royal Cornwall Hospital

  • Royal Cornwall Hospitals NHS Trust – £99.9 million to build a new Women’s and Children’s Hospital in the centre of the Royal Cornwall Hospital site in Truro.

The Prime Minister has confirmed a new £1.8 billion NHS cash injection for beds, new cutting-edge equipment and additional wards to be delivered at hospitals across the country. In the SW, it takes the shape of a new hospital for women and children at the centre of the current hospital site in Truro.

Prime Minister Boris Johnson said:

The NHS is always there for us – free at the point of use for everyone in the country.

With our doctors and nurses working tirelessly day in day out, this treasured institution truly showcases the very best of Britain.

That’s why I made it my immediate task to make sure frontline services have the funding they need, to make a real difference to the lives of NHS staff, and above all, of patients.

The £1.8 billion funding is in addition to the extra £33.9 billion, in cash terms, the NHS is set to receive every year by 2023/24 through the Long Term Plan agreed last year. Over £1 billion of this will be spent this year, meaning an annual increase in the NHS’s capital budget of 30%.

 

The Chancellor of the Exchequer Sajid Javid said:

Thanks to the hard work of the British people, and the fundamental strength of our economy, we’re in a position to further increase funding for our NHS, ensuring quick access to quality healthcare for those who need it.

This £1.8 billion for frontline services will not just go towards better equipment and technology, but important upgrades of hospitals across the country.

Health and Social Care Secretary Matt Hancock said:

I love the NHS – and so do the millions of taxpayers and their families cared for by our NHS every month. We owe it to them to make sure they can get the best treatment in the best hospitals.

On top of the extra £33.9 billion a year we are giving the NHS, today we are making a downpayment for the future of NHS buildings and facilities, with a £1.8 billion fund to revitalise our hospitals and immediate funding for bigger wards, better mental health units, and state of the art children’s hospitals in areas that need them the most.

This is just the start of our Health Infrastructure Plan, with patients set to see and feel the benefits for years to come.

Chief Executive of NHS England Simon Stevens said:

This is a significant start to the much needed capital investment so that our nurses, doctors and other NHS staff will be able to care for their patients in modern facilities with state of the art equipment.

The concrete steps being set out this week will mean investment flows directly to frontline services, providing new clinics and wards. As they come on line, as part of our NHS Long Term Plan, patients will benefit from reduced waits for treatment and wider upgrades to the quality of care the health service is able to offer.

 

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