£1m awarded to RCHT to improve A&E targets welcomed by Scott Mann

North Cornwall MP Scott Mann has welcomed the news that the Royal Cornwall Hospitals Trust, which runs the Royal Cornwall Hospital in Truro, is to get £1 million in extra funding to help maintain A&E targets.

The cash boost was announced by the Department for Health as part of a £100 million A&E capital funding programme. The announcement today saw nearly £56 million being dished out to 70 NHS hospitals.

The funding will be used by hospitals to meet the 95% standard of admitting, transferring, or discharging patients within 4 hours by ensuring patients are treated in the most appropriate setting.

Scott Mann said:

“As promised by the Chancellor in the Spring Budget, hospitals would receive £100 million to improve their A&E departments so patients can be helped quicker and more effectively.

“I’m delighted that RCHT will get this £1 million boost. It is no secret that A&E departments have felt pressure in recent months, particularly during the winter, and this cash boost shows that the Government has the money and the will to improve our frontline A&E services on topof the record funding that our NHS is getting.

“Our NHS staff do fabulous work for us in Cornwall and I look forward to seeing how this £1 million helps them to treat patients quicker in the county.”

The plans outlined by trusts include primary care streaming and co-locating GP practices within A&E departments to ensure patients are treated in the most appropriate setting.

Trusts in Devon also saw funding boosts, including nearly £900,000 for Torbay and South Devon, £430,000 for Royal Devon and Exeter, £1m for Plymouth and £1m for North Devon.