More money for Russells Hall

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Mike volunteering at Russells Hall during his regular Dudley South volunteering week
Mike volunteering at Russells Hall during his regular Dudley South volunteering week

Mike Wood MP has welcomed the Government’s multi-million pound investment in Russells Hall Hospital this winter, as it emerged that the Dudley NHS Foundation Trust had been granted an additional £1,998,000 funding to help cope with winter pressures.

Russells Hall and the wider health system has prepared earlier and more extensively than ever before for the winter this year, with a focus on securing the right numbers of doctors and nurses, increasing bed availability and making sure there is strong social care and community care support available to help discharge patients from hospital quickly.

The extra funding granted to Russells Hall is the equivalent of funding 46 full-time nurse salaries for the year. This was announced as part of a £337m immediate funding boost for NHS hospitals this winter in the recent Budget, in addition to an extra £2.8bn investment over the next two years.

Commenting, Mike Wood MP said, “This is excellent news for Russells Hall patients and Dudley South residents. We all want to know the NHS is there for us and our families whenever we need it, so I’m pleased the Government is giving the NHS extra support at this critical time of year, when cold weather and flu can increase the pressures on hard-working hospital staff and services.

“It’s thanks to our strong economy that we can make this extra investment in the NHS. You don't need to read opinion polls to know that the NHS is one of the institutions that make us most proud to be British.”

I’m pleased the Government is giving the NHS extra support at this critical time of year, when cold weather and flu can increase the pressures on hard-working hospital staff and services.

It’s thanks to our strong economy that we can invest more in the NHS. You don't need to read opinion polls to know that the NHS is one of the institutions that make us most proud to be British.