MP welcomes hospital funding boost

Amanda Milling, Member of Parliament for Cannock Chase, has welcomed a frontline funding boost to University Hospitals of North Midlands NHS Trust.

The Prime Minister has announced a £1.8 billion cash injection for the NHS to ensure frontline services have the funding they need – delivering on his pledge on the steps of Downing Street. This includes a £850 million package for 20 hospitals to upgrade outdated facilities and equipment, helping to improve patient care and save more lives.

In Staffordshire, the Prime Minister has made £17.6 million available to create 3 new modern wards to improve capacity and patient flow at County Hospital and Royal Stoke University Hospital, delivering approximately 84 beds for this winter.

This is in addition to the new funding announced last year, where the Conservative Government pledged an extra £33.9 billion cash to the NHS by 2023-24 – the biggest cash injection in its history.

Amanda Milling MP said: “The NHS has been there for us whenever we need it for 71 years, and this new funding will make a real difference to the lives of NHS doctors, nurses, and above all, of patients. With County Hospital and Royal Stoke University Hospital serving my constituents in Cannock Chase, I am delighted that £17.6 million is being provided to make more beds available this winter, and therefore improving care and treatment to patients across Staffordshire. The Conservatives are committed to making sure frontline services have the funding they need – meaning more beds, new wards, and extra life-saving equipment to ensure patients continue to receive world-class care.”

The 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. Today I’m delivering on this promise with a £1.8 billion cash injection – meaning more beds, new wards, and extra life-saving equipment to ensure patients continue to receive world-class care. It’s time to face up to this challenge and make sure the NHS receives the funds it needs, to continue being the best healthcare service in the world.”