Local hospitals will benefit from a share of £325 million in new capital investment for NHS projects across the country. Leicester, Leicestershire and Rutland will receive £30m-£50m to help the NHS modernise and transform care for patients locally.
The Government is backing the NHS’ own plan for the future, the Five Year Forward View, and funding it with an additional £8 billion a year in real terms by the end of the Parliament. Delivering that vision relies on better integrated care locally, which is being taken forward through Sustainability and Transformation Partnerships.
David Tredinnick, MP for Bosworth, said, ‘I am pleased to welcome this new investment which will mean patients get an even better service from the NHS in Leicestershire.
"Significant progress has been made in improving patient care since 2010, and this funding will help to deliver high-quality and compassionate patient care.
“Patients will see this investment deliver faster diagnosis for conditions like cancer, easier access to mental health services, expansion of A&Es, shorter waits for operations, and more services in GPs surgeries.
“Patient care and outcomes have always been my focus in working towards improvements in local health provision and this investment will help to deliver for people in Hinckley & Bosworth.”