George welcomes additional £1 Million for local A&E Department

George Eustice MP has welcomed the news that the Royal Cornwall Hospital Treliske’s A&E department will be benefiting from an additional £1 Million A&E capital funding.

The Department of Health has announced the allocation of £55.98 million of the £100 million A&E capital funding, outlined in the spring Budget by the Chancellor, to ease pressure on emergency departments in time for next winter. The funding awarded at this stage is being allocated to 70 NHS hospitals.

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

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.

George Eustice said: “I welcome the news that Treliske A&E department is one of those that will be benefiting from this funding. This is good news for Cornwall as a whole. This announcement, in addition to recent announcements regarding mental health care in Cornwall, emphasises the Government’s commitment to NHS facilities here in Cornwall”.