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Patients across the East of England to benefit from £234.4m new funding for NHS services

Patients in the East of England will benefit from a range of new and improved services as a result of £234.4m funding for the region, out of a total of £1.8 billion of investment for the NHS announced today by the Government.

 

Of the 20 schemes announced, four are in the East of England region:

 

  • Luton and Dunstable University Hospital NHS Foundation Trust: £99.5m for a new five storey acute services block to provide new facilities, including a new born intensive care unit and a suite of new operating theatres.
  • Norfolk and Suffolk NHS Foundation Trust (NSFT): £40m for a new inpatient facility at Hellesdon Hospital to provide modern mental health services and reduce the numbers of patients who have to travel out of area for treatment.
  • Norfolk and Waveney Sustainability and Transformation Partnership (STP): £25.2m for major improvements to primary care buildings and facilities across Norfolk and Waveney, which will allow the delivery of better integrated primary, community and social care services to patients.
  • Norfolk & Norwich University Hospitals NHS Foundation Trust: £69.7m for three new diagnostic and assessment centres to improve clinical outcomes through faster diagnosis and achieve better hospital flows across Norfolk and Waveney.

 

Ann Radmore, Regional Director for NHS England and NHS Improvement – East of England, said: “This is fantastic news for people in the East of England as the £234m will enable the NHS in the region to make a significant start on much needed improvements, to ensure local people have access to high quality, modern healthcare services and facilities.

 

“I am particularly pleased that the investment is being made to frontline services across primary and secondary care services, as well as mental health services, to reflect that all health services are equally important.

 

“This investment will help the NHS to deliver on its ambition to provide excellent healthcare services to patients, as set out in our long term plan.”

 

 

Background

 

Additional information on the four schemes in the East of England region are as follows:

  • Luton and Dunstable University Hospital NHS Foundation Trust: a new five storey acute services block to provide new facilities for critical care, a new born intensive care unit, a delivery suite and midwifery led birth unit along with a suite of operating theatres.
  • Norfolk and Suffolk NHS Foundation Trust (NSFT): a brand new inpatient facility at Hellesdon Hospital with state of the art additional capacity to support the modernisation of care pathways and reduce the numbers of patients who have to travel out of area for treatment.
  • Norfolk and Waveney Sustainability and Transformation Partnership (STP): development of their primary care estate across the STP area to develop and improve the delivery of integrated primary care.
  • Norfolk & Norwich University Hospitals NHS FT: three new diagnostic and assessment centres at Norfolk and Norwich University Hospital, James Paget University Hospital near Great Yarmouth, and Queen Elizabeth Hospital King’s Lynn that will improve clinical outcomes through faster diagnosis and achieve better hospital flows across Norfolk and Waveney.

 

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