The Prime Minister has confirmed plans for 40 new hospitals, including one in North Devon set to be built by 2030. Funding will be increased from £2.8 billion to £3.7 billion to help deliver on the Conservatives’ election pledge.
Welcoming the news, local MP, Selaine Saxby, said that it proved the Conservatives were delivering on people’s priorities.
The funding allocated to North Devon will be used to transform our healthcare services with a new, state of the art hospital.
This Conservative Government has made investing in the NHS a key part of its plans to build back better after coronavirus. It has already:
- Delivered the biggest cash boost in history for the NHS, totalling an additional £33.9 billion for the NHS every year by 2023-24.
- Announced £1.5 billion this year for hospital maintenance, including funding to expand A&E capacity.
- Started work to deliver 50,000 more nurses, another key election pledge, with more than 14,000 more nurses already working in the NHS compared to last year.
- Providing £850 million to upgrade facilities and equipment at 20 hospitals.
Commenting, Selaine Saxby MP said:
“I was proud to be elected at last year’s election to deliver on the people’s priorities, such as investing in the NHS.
I am thrilled that a new hospital will be built in North Devon – showing that, despite a challenging year, this is a Government which won’t be blown off course and will deliver on its promises to the British people.
We have a huge opportunity now with long term investment into our NHS to level up and delivering lasting change. I look forward to working with the North Devon Healthcare Trust as they start putting plans into place.”
(photo taken at North Devon District Hospital February 2020)