Rotherham NHS Trust is to benefit from two projects worth £495,000

Health Secretary Matt Hancock has announced that staff, patients and visitors in hospitals which are part of the Rotherham NHS Trust will benefit from refurbished wards, brand new electrics and upgraded ventilation systems.

Monday, 14th December 2020, 2:10 pm

The Government has announced allocations of £600 million to tackle critical maintenance work in hospitals across England, including two projects in Rotherham.The trust will receive £495,000 to carry out the work, which will be completed by March 2021.The money is part of a £1.5 billion announced by the Prime Minister in the summer to level up hospital infrastructure across the NHS. While £600 million will be spent on these critical maintenance upgrades, the remainder will be spent on modernising mental health facilities, expanding A&E capacity and improving infection control ahead of winter.

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Commenting, Alexander Stafford MP said: “I am delighted that Rotherham NHS Trust will benefit from Government funding to carry out vital maintenance work over the coming months.“These crucial projects will deliver immediate benefits and provide NHS staff with the facilities they need to provide world-class care to patients, helping our NHS to build back better after the pandemic.”

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Matt Hancock, Secretary of State for Health and Social Care

As last year’s General Election, the Conservatives promised to invest in the NHS to ensure NHS staff have world-class facilities to provide care for patients. Since August last year, the Government has confirmed £850 million to upgrade 20 hospitals and £3.7 billion to help deliver 40 new hospitals by 2030.

Mr Hancock said: “Alongside delivering on our manifesto commitment to build 40 new hospitals and 20 major hospital upgrades across the country, this investment will help our NHS build back better. These crucial maintenance projects will deliver immediate benefits and provide NHS staff with the facilities they need to provide world-class care to their patients this winter, helping ensure the NHS is always there for you when you need it.”

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