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£2m funding to help ease the pressure on hospital A&E departments
10:05am Wednesday 11th September 2013 in News
NORTH Yorkshire’s health bosses are set to receive £2 million of Government funding over the next two years to help ease the pressure on hospital A&E departments over the winter.
The provisional amounts for 53 NHS trusts, announced yesterday, included a £2.061 million allocation for York Teaching Hospital NHS Foundation Trust, which also covers Scarborough, following a bid by the region’s Clinical Commissioning Groups.
Full details of how and where the funding will be used have yet to emerge.
But Health Secretary Jeremy Hunt said it should go towards “additional capacity”, such as more weekend A&E consultant cover, primary care services such as district nurses, and the NHS 111 service. York Outer MP Julian Sturdy said the cash would help vulnerable patients who suffer from seasonal health problems.
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