I’m delighted that hospitals and other healthcare facilities across Kent will be getting over £10 million in extra investment this winter.
The funding is part of a £600 million investment to tackle critical maintenance work in hospitals across the country, refurbish wards, install brand-new electrics and upgrade ventilation systems.
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.
The allocations announced on 10 December will see East Kent Hospitals University NHS Foundation Trust receive £8.2 million, and Kent and Medway NHS and Social Care Partnership Trust getting £1.9 million.
The funding includes £600,000 for maintenance work at Kent and Canterbury Hospital, £195,000 for the Trevor Gibbons Unit, with £2.8 million for the QEQM at Margate – which includes the cost of installing an MRI scanner.
Our NHS hospitals and the people who work in them are on the frontline of this pandemic.
We’re determined to continue driving up standards across the NHS. Improving the buildings and equipment in our hospitals is crucial for making the NHS a great place to work and giving patients the best possible care and treatment.