The full list of hospitals set to receive Boris Johnson’s £1.8 billion funding boost has been revealed.
On a visit to a Lincolnshire hospital on Monday, Mr Johnson has announced an ambitious spending plan aimed at upgrading outdated facilities and equipment and improving patient care.
A total of 20 hospitals are set to £850 million of the funding, with a further £1 billion allocated for NHS capital spending on infrastructure projects.
Below is the list of hospitals set to receive the cash injection:
East of England
Luton & Dunstable University Hospital NHS FT – £99.5 million for a new intensive care block and operating theatres.
Norfolk & Norwich University Hospitals NHS FT – £69.7 million to provide Diagnostic Centres in Norwich, Great Yarmouth and Kings Lynn.
Norfolk and Suffolk NHS FT – £40 million to build 4 new hospital wards in Norwich, providing 80 beds.
NHS South Norfolk CCG – £25.2 million to develop and improve primary care services in South Norfolk.
University Hospitals Birmingham – £97.1 million to provide a new purpose built hospital facility in Birmingham.
United Lincolnshire Hospitals Trust – £21.3 million to improve patient flow.
Wye Valley NHS Trust – £23.6 million to provide new hospital wards in Hereford, providing 72 beds.
University Hospitals of North Midlands NHS Trust – £17.6 million to create 3 new modern wards in Stoke.
Barking, Havering and Redbridge CCGs and North East London NHS Foundation Trust – £17 million to develop a new health and wellbeing hub.
Croydon Health Services NHS Trust – £12.7 million to extend and refurbish critical care units at the Croydon University Hospital.
North East & Yorkshire
South Yorkshire and Bassetlaw Integrated Care System – £57.5 million for primary Care investment across South Yorkshire and Bassetlaw.
The Newcastle upon Tyne Hospitals NHS Foundation Trust – £41.7 million to improve Paediatric Cardiac Services in the North East.
Leeds Teaching Hospitals NHS Trust – £12 million to provide a laboratory management system across West Yorkshire and Harrogate.
Greater Manchester Mental Health NHS Foundation Trust – £72.3 million to build a new adult mental health inpatient unit in Manchester.
Mersey Care NHS Foundation Trust – £33 million to provide a new 40 bed low secure unit for people with learning disabilities.
Stockport NHS FT – £30.6 million to provide a new Emergency Care Campus Development at Stepping Hill Hospital in Stockport.
NHS Wirral CCG – £18 million to improve patient flow in Wirral by improving access via the Urgent Treatment Centre.
Tameside and Glossop Integrated Care NHS Foundation Trust – £16.3 million to provide Emergency care facilities at Tameside General Hospital.
Isle of Wight NHS Trust – £48 million to redesign acute services for Isle of Wight residents.
Royal Cornwall Hospitals NHS Trust – £99.9 million to build a new Women’s and Children’s Hospital in Truro.
Labour said Mr Johnson was trying to trick voters, with shadow health secretary Jon Ashworth saying ministers were now simply releasing funds which had previously been blocked.
“Boris Johnson has misled the public and our NHS staff. You cannot trust a word he says and his claims are unravelling,” he said.
“It is now clear this is not new money, but funds already earmarked for hospitals which ministers previously blocked.”
Mr Johnson’s £1.8 billion cash injection has also been criticised as “a drop in the ocean”, as experts called for more funding to be committed across the health system.
The Prime Minister said much of the one-off payment would go to repairing hospitals.
But experts said the sum, while desperately needed, is just a fraction of what is required to fix ailing NHS buildings across the country.
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Politicians warned his no-deal Brexit stance would jeopardise his spending ability, with Labour saying such a departure from the EU will “put lives at risk”.
The announcement prompted nurses, charities and health think tanks to call for additional funding.
Mr Johnson said he is “determined to deliver” the promises of the Brexit referendum campaign, as he announced the sum equivalent to roughly £3.5 million a week to be paid this year.
But Ben Gershlick, from the Health Foundation charity, said that “years of under-investment in the NHS’s infrastructure means this extra money risks being little more than a drop in the ocean”.
He warned that NHS facilities are “in major disrepair” in England, with a maintenance backlog of more than £6 billion, a figure also cited by other experts.
The chief executive at the Nuffield Trust health think tank, Nigel Edwards, said the sum “will only be a fraction of what it would cost to really upgrade 20 hospitals”.
“Nobody should expect shiny new hospitals in their towns any time soon,” he added.
His pledge will add to Theresa May’s £33.9 billion annual increase for the health service by 2023/24.