News that local health services are to receive additional funding has been welcomed by MP Graham Stuart.
Humber, Coast and Vale Health and Care Partnership have secured £88.5 million of additional funding. This cash will be used to help improve emergency care and diagnostic testing in the area.
Mr Stuart says the funding shows that the government is fully committed to ensuring the NHS has the funds it needs.
Hull Royal Infirmary will get just over £19 million from the fund. While the rest of the money will go to hospitals in Grimsby, Scunthorpe and Scarborough.
Money allocated to HRI will be used to purchase new MRI and CT scanners. It will also be used to help speed up A&E patient treatment times.
Mr Stuart said;
“I am pleased that Hull Royal Infirmary is receiving an additional £19.3 million worth of funding to help speed up times at its hospitals’ A&E departments.”
“Many constituents in Beverley and Holderness have been in contact with me regarding their concerns about A&E waiting times at Hull Royal Infirmary.”
“I am sure this money will be well received by the hard-working staff at HRI. It will also help them to provide even better patient care at a faster pace. I will raise this issue with hospital staff when I visit HRI in the new year. “
“This money is a further example of how the Government is 100pc committed to funding our NHS and ensuring that it has the money it needs to provide free at the point of use care for all in the United Kingdom.”
Additional Funding Due To Government Commitment On Health
This funding is due to the government who announced it was investing £1 billion into the NHS to upgrade services.
Mike Proctor, Chair of the partnership also welcomed the news. He said;
“This is great news for local people across our region. We are delighted to have secured this much-needed cash for our local hospitals. They play such an important role in meeting the needs of local people.”
“This extra funding will enable us to improve our emergency department and help more people to get the diagnostic tests they need more quickly.”