Trust handed £3million Government building boost - The Evesham Observer

Trust handed £3million Government building boost

Evesham Editorial 15th Dec, 2020   0

HEALTH chiefs have been handed an early Christmas present with £3million from the Government to fund seven new projects at the county’s hospitals.

Worcestershire Acute Hospitals NHS Trust has been handed the seven-figure sum to fund seven projects at its hospitals including £770,000 to invest in CCTV, fire and health and safety initiatives.

A total of £100,000 will be used to kick start the replacement scheme which will ultimately lead to a new boiler house to serve Aconbury West at the Worcestershire Royal.

In addition to the more than £3million handed to the cash-strapped trust, a further £960,000 has been granted to Worcestershire Health and Care NHS Trust for improvements to the heating and hot water systems at its Moor Street health centre.

Evesham’s MP Nigel Huddleston, said: “I know it means a lot to my constituents our local hospitals have adequate funding and support to enable them to look after our health properly.

“Since I became an MP, hospital funding has been a big issue and I’m very pleased Worcestershire will be receiving its fair share of the £600million allocated.

“We pledged to upgrade our NHS last year, and the health crisis has only reinforced the importance that we deliver on that promise,” he added.

The money is part of a £1.5billion cash boost announced by Prime Minister Boris Johnson in the summer to invest in NHS infrastructure across the UK.

While £600million will be spent on critical maintenance upgrades, the remainder will be spent on modernising mental health facilities, expanding A&E capacity and improving infection control ahead of winter.


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