North West Anglia NHS Foundation Trust has had success in a funding application as part of a national allocation of nearly £1 billion investment in the NHS from the Department of Health.
Partners in the healthcare system across the region worked together to bid for funding to improve existing facilities in the face of a rapidly growing population and invest in world-class regional centres of excellence. The Trust will receive £25 million to focus on developing and improving clinical services at Hinchingbrooke Hospital.
Caroline Walker, Chief Executive says: “We are thrilled at the announcement today. This money will provide a huge boost to improving patient services at Hinchingbrooke Hospital which serves Huntingdonshire and the surrounding areas. We already know that we need to address ward capacity and patient flow, in light of our growing population, as well as the long-term need to further develop our emergency department on this site. We as a Trust are very excited about putting our plans into action and creating a centre of excellence for elective care and rehabilitation.”
This record investment comes as part of the launch of the government’s long term plan for the NHS. A total of 75 new schemes across England have received funding to transform and modernise NHS services by upgrading facilities and increasing capacity.