Cornwall’s Conservative MPs have welcomed the news that the Royal Cornwall Hospitals Trust, which runs the Royal Cornwall Hospital in Truro, is to get £1 million in extra funding to help maintain A&E targets.
The cash boost was announced by the Department for Health on Friday as part of £56 million being dished out nationally to 70 NHS hospitals.
The funding will be used by hospitals to try and meet the 95% standard of admitting, transferring, or discharging patients within 4 hours by ensuring patients are treated in the most appropriate setting.
Scott Mann MP said:
“I’m delighted that RCHT will get this £1 million boost. It is no secret that A&E departments have felt pressure in recent months, particularly during the winter, and this cash boost shows that the Government has the money and the will to improve our frontline A&E services on top of the record funding that our NHS is getting.
“Our NHS staff do fabulous work for us in Cornwall and I look forward to seeing how this £1 million helps them to treat patients quicker in the county.”
Steve Double MP added “Friday’s announcement, along with the recent additional funding for mental health facilities in Treliske and a dedicated inpatient facility for young people with mental health issues in Bodmin, shows that this Government is listening and investing into Cornwall’s NHS.”
“There is more to do though, and I look forward to continuing my work to ensure Cornwall’s NHS services, particularly the community hospitals in St Austell, Newquay and Fowey are not neglected.”