Northwick Park hospital has missed out on receiving part of a £1.8 Billion funding to improve patient care it has been revealed.
There will be 20 hospitals sharing part of £850m to improve facilities, while £1bn has been added to NHS capital spending, funding existing upgrade programmes. Northwick Park was left off the list.
On Monday this week, Johnson said: “The NHS is always there for us – free at the point of use for everyone in the country. With our doctors and nurses working tirelessly day in day out, this treasured institution truly showcases the very best of Britain. That’s why I made it my immediate task to make sure frontline services have the funding they need, to make a real difference to the lives of NHS staff, and above all, of patients.”
“Today I’m delivering on this promise with a £1.8bn cash injection – meaning more beds, new wards, and extra life-saving equipment to ensure patients continue to receive world-class care. It’s time to face up to this challenge and make sure the NHS receives the funds it needs, to continue being the best healthcare service in the world.”
Cllr Ketan Sheth, chair of Brent Council’s wellbeing scrutiny committee said: “It is very disappointing that many millions of residents across north west London who use Northwick Park Hospital will have to continue to wait before much needed capital investment is injected in order that our nurses, doctors and other NHS staff can care for our residents in modern facilities with state of the art equipment.”
in response to the funding announcement, the Health Foundation said “years of under-investment in the NHS’s infrastructure means this extra money risks being little more than a drop in the ocean”. (Image Credit: Wikipedia)