Funding Boost For Hull Royal Infirmary A&E Welcomed By MP

Funding Boost For Hull Royal Infirmary A&E Welcomed By MP
Funding Boost For A&E Welcomed By MP

, Member of Parliament for and Holderness, has welcomed the announcement of a £981,000 cash injection for the , which will be used to improve Accident and Emergency (A&E) services at .

The cash boost, announced by Minister of State for Health Philip Dunne, is designed to improve first-line responses in A&E departments. More money is being spent on necessary equipment, staff and infrastructure to ensure that each patient receives a quick and thorough assessment.

This funding could therefore be particularly important for the , which was deemed to ‘require improvement’ by the latest Care Quality Commission Report in February 2017.

The Infirmary is on an upward curve, however, surpassing its intermediate target for improvement in A&E response times according to the CQC Report, and it is hoped that the latest funding announcement will encourage further improvement. By March 2018, the Government has demanded that 95% of patients that arrive in A&E are processed within four hours.

commented: “I welcome the news of this significant cash injection for the . With winter approaching, it is vital that our local A&E department is prepared for the increased demand.

“This is good news for local patients, and I am pleased that the Trust is getting support from the Government to build upon its recent progress in reducing A&E response times. has set itself an ambitious target of 95% of patients being seen within four hours across all A&E departments by March 2018, and I welcome the significant investment being made by the Government to help achieve this.”

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