The Prime Minister, Boris Johnson, has announced an extra £1.8 billion for the upgrade of 20 hospitals throughout the country.
There is great news for Hornchurch, Romford and all of Havering with the announcement that the £17 million St George's Health & Well-being Hub is one of the 20 projects to benefit.
This is a major breakthrough for our local health & social care system. Once delivered the St George’s Health & Well-being Hub will:
✅reduce pressure on Queen’s
✅integrate council & NHS services
✅provide more services in community
✅improve access to GPs & mental health care
Prime Minister Boris 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 £1.8 billion 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."
The £1.8 billion funding is in addition to the extra £33.9 billion, in cash terms, the NHS is set to receive every year by 2023/24 through the Long Term Plan agreed last year. Over £1 billion of this will be spent this year, meaning an annual increase in the NHS’s capital budget of 30%.