Matt Warman MP today welcomed the Government’s multi-million pound investment in Pilgrim Hospital this winter, with United Lincolnshire Hospitals NHS Trust being granted an additional £3.89 million to help cope with winter pressures.
Pilgrim Hospital and the wider local health system has prepared earlier and more extensively than ever before for winter this year, with a focus on securing the right numbers of doctors and nurses, increasing bed availability and making sure there is strong social care and community care support available to help discharge patients from hospital quickly.
The extra funding granted to ULHT was announced as part of a £337 million immediate funding boost in the recent Budget for NHS hospitals this winter, in addition to an extra £2.8 billion investment over the next two years.
Commenting, Matt said, “This is great news for ULHT patients and local residents. We all want to know the NHS is there for us and our families whenever we need it, so I’m pleased the Government is giving the NHS extra support at this critical time of year, when cold weather and flu can increase the pressures on hard-working hospital staff.
It’s thanks to our strong economy that we can make this extra investment in the NHS. Polls show the NHS is the institution that makes us most proud to be British, and my party will always back and fund it.”