Extra cash for NHS units7th March 2012
MPs have revealed plans to fund upgrades, provide new equipment and carry out building works to the NHS, including work on maternity, paediatric and A&E units.
Ministers said £330 million was discovered through efficiency savings and will be spent on building work or new equipment such as scanners.
NHS hospitals in East Sussex and Dorset will be given new scanners, and oncology services in east London will receive new breast screening devices.
A new A&E unit at North West London Hospitals Trust will receive £20.8 million.
The money will also fund expanded maternity services at Birmingham Women's Hospital to the cost of £3.2 million and a paediatric unit in Scarborough will receive £26.7 million.
Prime Minister David Cameron said: "The government is investing in the NHS to ensure the very best care is available."
"It will ensure millions of people see better buildings, better equipment and brand new facilities and services, as well as saving thousands of lives."
Andrew Lansley, the health secretary, said the money "will help over two and a half million patients per year...This investment will mean that old facilities are revamped, there is more world-class equipment in NHS hospitals and more patients get the scans and treatment that they need".
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Title: Extra cash for NHS units
Author: Jess Laurence
Article Id: 21313
Date Added: 7th Mar 2012