It is very good news that two of our local hospitals have received significant government investment to tackle important maintenance issues.
Last month, the Department of Health and Social Care announced that Ashford and St Peter’s had been allocated £1m, and Kingston hospital £9.6m. This funding covers one maintenance project at Ashford and St Peter’s and five at Kingston. The projects, which will deliver immediate benefits to NHS staff and patients, are already underway. They will be completed by March this year.
This welcome news follows the announcement last year that St Peter’s and Kingston hospitals had been allocated £6m and £790,000 respectively to prepare their A&E facilities for winter.
These allocations demonstrate the government’s determination to make the health service fit for the future. The investment will help our local NHS to combat Coronavirus, and significantly improve residents’ experience when using the hospitals.
(Pictured above - Visiting the Covid 'Hot Hub' at Giggs Hill Surgery in April 2020)