MP Graham Stuart has welcomed news that the region will benefit from an additional funding for social care this winter.
Mr Stuart comments come as the government confirmed what each local authority would get would get from the £240M pot.
As a result of this additional funding, it has been confirmed East Riding of Yorkshire Council will receive £1.5M.
The MP added that the money comes at what is a busy time of year for the NHS. He also praised the work of NHS staff saying they do an incredible job.
Graham Stuart said;
“I am pleased the Government is making available nearly £1.5m for adult social care in East Riding this winter. Winter is and always will be an immensely busy time for the NHS, especially when it comes to taking care of our elderly.”
“The £1.5 million for East Riding and the further £650 million nationally will go a long way. It will help ensure our already great NHS can cope with the additional pressure. It will help by freeing up bed space in hospitals and getting patients home quicker with their own tailored care plans to fit their individual needs.”
Funding Boost For Local Social Care During Busy Winter Period
“Our NHS staff, Doctors and nurses already do incredible work across the UK all year round. But this money will help alleviate the pressure on them during their busiest times. This will allow them to focus on urgent care.”
“Both funds announced in October will be further helped by the extra £20 billion a year by 2023 the Government announced for the 70th Birthday of the NHS earlier this year. The Government is delivering on its commitment to spend more than ever before on the NHS and to provide a better universal service for all.”
Chancellor Philip Hammond MP revealed the Government is going to do even more for adult social care. At the recent Autumn Budget, he promised a further £650 million nationally for 2019/20.