Royal Cornwall Hospital's Trust set to receive extra funding

Royal Cornwall Hospital's Trust (RCHT) is set to receive a funding boost of up to £9.1 million which will help deliver improved clinical facilities and backlog maintenance it was announced today. 

Matt Hancock, Secretary of State for Health and Social Care announced the extra funding as part of the £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 facilities.

George said, “Ensuring the NHS in Cornwall receives the investment to improve services and outcomes for people in Cornwall is a top priority. We very much welcome this new significant investment. The funding for Treliske is very important in its own right and it will enable even more investment in women and children’s health facilities in the future. We will continue to work hard to ensure the record levels of investment in our NHS reach our communities right across Cornwall.”