Zac Goldsmith has warmly welcomed news from Secretary of State for Health and Social Care, Matt Hancock, that the Kingston NHS Foundation Trust is to receive an extra £3.444 million in capital funding.
The Department for Health and Social Care have announced £1 billion extra capital funding for NHS trusts across England, on top of the £20.5 billion per year of extra funding, which the Department is investing over the next five years. £3.444 million is being invested directly in Kingston NHS Foundation Trust.
The Department have made funding available for the Patient Flow Transformation Programme scheme, which will deliver rapid assessment, treatment and discharge of elderly patients. Kingston NHS Foundation Trust advised Zac that the new investment will fund initiatives in various parts of the Hospital, and build upon their existing work regarding Dementia.
Zac said: “I am very pleased to share the announcement that Kingston Hospital in my constituency have been allocated an extra £3.444 million by the Government, which will build on their existing work on Dementia, to support care for the frailest patients. Kingston Hospital do an incredible job and I am grateful to the Secretary of State for this very welcome investment in our local services.”
The Secretary of State for Health and Social Care told Zac: “I am delighted to let you know that as part of our Long Term Plan for the NHS, the following investments will be made in your constituency. We strongly support our NHS and want to help it to be the best it can be. Today’s investment shows we are making reality of that support in your area.”
The Secretary of State highlighted that the £20.5bn per year extra funding for the NHS, over the next five years is: “the longest and largest funding settlement in the NHS’s history.” He added that: “the increased funding and the Long Term Plan demonstrates our abiding commitment to the NHS so the NHS can be there for all of us, free at the point of use, long into the future.”