Richard Harrington MP announced a major funding boost of £11million for Watford General Hospital on Friday 7th December.
Mr Harrington MP has been campaigning for the extra funds to redevelop the hospital and working closely with Ministers at the Department for Health and Social Care, as well as staff at West Herts Hospitals Trust.
Earlier this year, Mr Harrington MP invited health secretary Matt Hancock MP to Watford General to discuss these plans.
Richard Harrington MP said he was delighted.
He commented: “I’m absolutely delighted to announce that we’ve had the green light this morning for a major investment in Watford General, after successfully securing £11 million from the Department of Health and Social Care to transform Emergency Care in our area.
“This will deliver improved care pathways, and provide a much better patient experience, helping to deliver first class care to patients when they need it most.
“I’d like to thank the Secretary of State, Matt Hancock MP, who I’ve been working closely with this on, as well as all the brilliant staff at our hospital.”
The £11million is part of £1bn extra capital funding being announced across England. It comes on top of the £20.5bn per year extra funding for the NHS over the next five years – the longest and largest funding settlement in the NHS’s history.
The investment is part of the wider plan to provide better services for patients, integrate care better and renew aging facilitates.
Matt Hancock MP said: “The increased funding and the Long Term Plan demonstrates our abiding commitment to the NHS so the NHS can be there for all of us, free at the point of use, long into the future.”