Over £3.49 million of new upgrade funding for York Hospital and Yorkshire Ambulance
December 10, 2020
Julian has warmly welcomed the news that the government has allocated over £3.49 million to York Hospital Trust, and £148,000 to the Yorkshire Ambulance Service, to pay for 21 upgrade and refurbishment projects across the Trust, and one for the Ambulance.
This funding is York’s share of £600 million the government has assigned for important hospital maintenance work nationwide. This will allow NHS trusts to improve their essential infrastructure enabling the provision of medical services, through refurbishing wards, upgrading ventilation and electrical systems, new hospital lifts, and better fire safety measures.
The new money builds on the £2 million and £936,000 cash injections for York’s A&E department ahead of winter in September and August, and is another step in delivering the government’s election commitment last December to assign major new resources to the health service.
Julian said: “In view of the current amazing efforts of local NHS staff to tackle resurgent coronavirus alongside customary winter health pressures, it is only right that they have all the necessary tools for the job, and this new funding for upgrade projects should make a real difference to York’s health service.
I am reassured by this further down payment on the government’s election commitment to put big new money into our health service, and invest in new facilities. I will continue to push so that our city will always get the NHS funding it needs.”