The Humber, Coast and Vale Health and Care Partnership has secured £88.5million to improve emergency care and speed up diagnostic testing.
The money comes from NHS England and will be used to a fund a major upgrade of the Emergency Departments in four hospitals:
- Diana Princess of Wales Hospital, Grimsby
- Scunthorpe General Hospital
- Hull Royal Infirmary
- Scarborough Hospital
Over the next few years the cash will enable the Emergency Departments in all four hospitals to be upgraded so they meet modern standards and requirements and provide a better environment for patients to be treated.
The rest of the funding will be used to improve diagnostic capabilities. New MRI and CT scanners at Hull Royal Infirmary, Scunthorpe General Hospital and Diana Princess of Wales Hospital, as well as additional scoping capabilities at Hull Royal Infirmary, will mean patients can undergo tests more quickly and, therefore, start their treatment earlier.
Mike Proctor, Chair of the Humber, Coast and Vale Strategic Estates Board and Chief Executive of York Teaching Hospitals NHS Foundation Trust said: “This is great news for local people across our region. We are delighted to have secured this much-needed cash for our local hospitals in Scarborough, Grimsby, Scunthorpe and Hull, which play such an important role in meeting the needs of local people.
This extra funding will enable us to improve our emergency department and help more people to get the diagnostic tests they need more quickly.”