Maggie Throup, Member of Parliament for Erewash, has welcomed the Government’s announcement that more than £20 billion will be invested in building new hospitals, including delivering the rebuild of Queen’s Medical Centre and Nottingham City Hospital.
The new rolling programme is part of a sustainable, consistent approach to delivering state-of-the-art new hospitals for staff and patients. It will mean further future investment to upgrade NHS facilities across the country, with details to be agreed periodically to provide greater future certainty and will allow more than 40 new hospitals to be built in the longer term.
“Everyone deserves access to high quality healthcare and facilities. I am delighted that the Health Secretary has announced that the rebuilds of Queen’s Medical Centre and Nottingham City Hospital will continue.
“This will provide patients access to modern, state of the art hospitals, both now and in the years to come. There will be wider investment provided to both hospitals including £13.2 million on an additional 24 inpatient beds at Nottingham City Hospital to support elective activity. Queen’s Medical Centre will also be provided with £4.2 million to expand adult critical care.
“I have no doubt that this announcement will improve patient care. This once again shows that the Conservatives are the party of the NHS.”
The Government is on track to deliver the manifesto commitment to build 40 new hospitals in England by 2030. Two hospitals are already complete and five are in construction. By the end of next year more than 20 will be underway or complete.
Three mental health hospitals will also be delivered through wider capital funding – as part of a commitment to eradicate dormitory accommodation from mental health facilities across the country and put mental health on an equal footing to physical health.