The Chancellor is providing even more money for our NHS and vital public services, he promised in a statement made by the Government on Tuesday 14th April.
The funding has included more than £6 billion to support our health services, free up hospital beds and deliver urgent priorities including acquiring ventilators, diagnostic tests and protective equipment for NHS staff. HM Treasury support will also enable home delivery of medicines to the most vulnerable people in the country, and it has helped support medical and nursing students and retired doctors and nurses to join the front line.
Alongside £1.6 billion of new funding for Local Authorities, this health service funding means that HM Treasury has provided £2.9 billion to support local services and hospital discharge, reinforcing care for the vulnerable, and meaning that those who are strong enough can leave hospital more quickly, freeing up bed space for patients that need it.
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Debt write-off for Hinchingbrooke Hospital will mean “more stable footing for the long term”
Hinchingbrooke is among several hospitals across the country to have its outstanding debt written off as part of a Government announcement to scrap £13.4 billion of NHS debt across England.
The Government says the decision has been made to “rid more than one hundred NHS hospitals of historic debt, freeing them up to invest in maintaining vital services and longer-term infrastructure improvements”.
The announcement comes alongside a new funding model to make sure the NHS has the necessary funding and support to respond to the coronavirus pandemic. (source: drawn from Hunts Post)