Budget 2017 – Investing in our NHS

James Brokenshire has announced his support for the additional measures announced in the Budget Statement to support our National Health Service, including an additional £350million to help our doctors and nurses through the winter.

The additional funding announced by the Chancellor and available immediately for the NHS, will help to support our health service through the difficult winter months that traditionally see hospital attendances increase and greater pressure placed on our doctors and nurses. This investment comes as part of an additional £2.8billion on top of the investment already promised designed to help deal with the pressure our health service is facing.

In addition, the Government is making a further £10billion available for capital projects to upgrade buildings and facilities and to help build an NHS that is fit for the future.

Commenting James said:

“The NHS is one of our most cherished, national institutions and this new funding is most welcome. We are fortunate to have a thriving local hospital at Queen Mary’s with state-of-the-art new Cancer and Kidney Centres and a range of other treatments available. This funding will allow this and our other local hospitals to improve on their provision and built on the services they offer.”

“Record levels of funding for the NHS and the hard work of NHS staff and managers now mean that the NHS is ranked the best health service amongst advanced economies and is seeing the highest public satisfaction scores in 20 years.”