Karen welcomes announcement of £17.6 million for University Hospitals of North Midlands NHS Trust

Moorlands MP, Karen Bradley has welcomed today’s announcement of an extra £1.8 billion for NHS frontline services, helping to deliver more beds, new cutting-edge equipment and additional wards at hospitals across the country.

Across the country, 20 hospitals will benefit from £850 million of new funding to upgrade outdated facilities and equipment, meaning new intensive care wards, children’s units, and new mental health facilities. 

This includes £17.6 million for the University Hospitals of North Midlands NHS Trust to create 3 new modern wards to improve capacity and patient flow in Stoke, delivering approximately 84 beds for this winter.

This £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 our Long Term Plan for the NHS.

Karen said,

“I continue to fight on behalf of all my constituents for Leek Moorlands Hospital to ensure that we are able to access, not only existing health care services, but enhanced ones.

“The NHS is always there for us, free at the point of use for everyone in the country and I welcome today’s announcement of funding for our local acute hospital in Stoke.”