BathNES Liberal Democrats
Serving Bath and North East Somerset
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I am pleased that the Royal United Hospital Bath NHS Trust is to receive £1.8m from the Coalition Government for essential medical equipment replacement, Information Management & Technology and operational estates upgrade work.
Announced today, this extra investment is part of over £330 million in extra funding for the NHS in England, which will be spent on providing state-of-the-art equipment and facilities to improve services for patients.
The Coalition Government has made savings on IT systems and this money is now being reinvested to directly benefit patients.
Commenting, Don Foster MP said:
“This is great news for residents in the catchment area of the RUH Bath and shows the Coalition Government’s drive to deliver better spending is benefitting patients.
“As a Liberal Democrat, my priority for the NHS is to ensure patients have access to the best quality equipment and services. This is essential in a modern NHS that puts patients first.
“Reinvesting the money saved on back office support is the right thing to do for our patients and I’m delighted that the people of Bath will benefit directly. This investment will mean that old facilities are re-vamped, there is more world-class equipment in NHS hospitals and more patients get the scans and treatment that they need.”
Welcoming the news, Liberal Democrat Councillor and B&NES Cabinet Member for Health and Wellbeing, Simon Allen added:
"This funding from the Coalition Government will enable the RUH to continue developing from strength to strength.
“Investment on this scale is a huge boost for the hospital and for the service that patients will be able to recieve."
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