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Julian Sturdy

Member of Parliament for York Outer

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£2 million new funding for York Hospital A and E ahead of winter

September 18, 2020

York Hospital’s A and E department has been allocated an additional £2 million in funding by the government to improve its resuscitation area, clinical decision unit, children’s waiting area, and ensure it has sufficient isolation capacity.

This represents York’s portion of the £150 million of new money the Department of Health is awarding to A and Es nationwide, ensuring they have enough space to treat patients, manage infection control and reduce overcrowding, with improvements timed to ensure they take affect at the peak of the busier winter period for hospitals.

The £2 million boost builds on the £936,000 of targeted funding already announced for York Hospital A and E last month, as part of a £300 million national investment in emergency capacity, bringing the government’s total cash injection into A and Es to guard against winter strains to £450 million.

Julian said: “I am reassured that even more resources are being earmarked for our local A and E after the August funding increase, which should help York NHS to get ahead of the curve in terms of the increased demand of the colder months, or a local rise in covid cases.

Given the ongoing efforts of York NHS staff as they remain vigilant against covid, it is essential that they are given the necessary resources to provide the right service to patients, and the cumulative investment announced over the last two months is a good sign this is happening.

This is great news, and I will continue to lobby for our local health service to get all it needs to protect our community.”