KGH given £2.6m to tackle winter pressures

Kettering General Hospital has been awarded £2.6 million in funding to respond to winter demand pressures.

Tuesday, 19th December 2017, 4:17 pm
Updated Tuesday, 19th December 2017, 4:21 pm
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The funding, part of an extra £350 million of national NHS money announced by the Chancellor Philip Hammond, will be used in a variety of ways.

Interim chief executive Fiona Wise said: “We welcome additional resources to address demand pressures which are particularly acute during the winter period.

“We are working on a number of plans to improve our urgent care performance.”

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Part of the money, announced in the Commons today (Tuesday) by health minister Philip Dunne MP, is performance related.

MP for Kettering Philip Hollobone said: “Thanks to the dedication of its staff, KGH is treating record numbers of patients with increasingly world class treatments.

“Never has more money been invested in the hospital and I am delighted that an extra £2.6m is to be pumped in to help the hospital over the winter period.

“This is a good news story for Christmas for local people.”