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Peterborough: £5m Winter Boost For NHS
Stewart Jackson, MP for Peterborough, has welcomed the Government announcement that Peterborough and Stamford NHS Hospital Trust will receive some bonus funding.
In a written ministerial statement on NHS Winter Planning it was announced that Peterborough would receive an extra £5,050,000 to help with seasonal pressures.
Speaking to Heart, Stewart Jackson said: "Last December, I spent several hours from 11pm on a Friday night in the Accident and Emergency Department at Peterborough City Hospital. I thought it was very important to see first hand the problems presented by my constituents and I see how much of a strain is put on our services at this time of year. I welcome this extra support for Peterborough.
I do hope this funding makes a real difference for my constituents and will be very welcome at the hospital."
The money initially goes to the Cambridgeshire and Peterborough Clinical Commissioning Group (CCG) and the main focus of this funding will be on community services provisions which includes community beds to support discharge from hospital.
Cathy Mitchell, Local Chief Officer for the CCG told Heart: "(We) welcome the £5m funding which has been awarded to help the Peterborough health and Social Care system this winter.
We already have been working with our health partners, local authorities and local commissioning groups in preparation for this winter. This funding will support initiatives both in the hospitals, in the Health and Social Care community services and at GP practices."
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