£48m NHS funding boost: Details emerge on how it will be used

Isle of Wight NHS Trust, which runs ambulance, community, hospital and mental health services on the Island, will receive the money as part of a national allocation of capital funding for NHS upgrades.

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NHS leaders on the Isle of Wight have welcomed a £48 million funding boost which will pay for building and IT improvements.

Isle of Wight NHS Trust, which runs ambulance, community, hospital and mental health services on the Island, will receive the money as part of a national allocation of capital funding for NHS upgrades.

Ensuring greatest impact for local community
The Trust had previously worked with NHS partners to explore capital investment for buildings and work to overhaul IT systems.

Following this announcement, it will work with its partners on the Island and the mainland to understand where this new money would have the greatest impact for the local community.

Oldham: Sustainable services for future generations
Maggie Oldham, Chief Executive at Isle of Wight NHS Trust, said:

“This much-needed investment will help us continue to improve the services that we provide to local people. It is fantastic news for our local NHS, for the people we look after and the people that work so hard supporting our community.

“By working together with our commissioners, the local council and the community and voluntary sectors we will use this boost to ensure our services are sustainable for future generations.

“I would like to thank our local MP, Bob Seely, for all of his support and for working so hard to get the Isle of Wight the recognition it deserves.”

Legg: Can proceed with plans more quickly
Michele Legg, Clinical Chair of Isle of Wight CCG, said:

“This announcement is welcome news and recognises the vital role that modern facilities and investment in technology will continue to play in the delivery of effective, high quality health care, particularly for us as an Island community.

“This additional investment will allow us to proceed with some of our plans more quickly which can only be of benefit for people on the Island.”

Eden: A welcome boost to proposals
Anne Eden, South East regional director for NHS England and NHS Improvement said:

“Partners on the Isle of Wight have been working together for some time to ensure sustainable health and care services for residents. I am delighted they will be receiving this additional funding which provides a welcome boost to proposals for the future.”

Improvement plan due in autumn
The Trust, alongside Isle of Wight Council and clinical commissioners, will publish a plan to improve health and care services in September.

The Health and Care Plan will set out their priorities over the next three years as they work to make health and care on the Island sustainable.

Monday, 5th August, 2019 10:59am

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blues26

Good news indeed let’s make sure the money is invested correctly and not in more layers of bureaucracy and privatisation. Bring back Matron

laurentian

As long as her office is at St. Mary’s, and not somewhere on the mainland.

Alternative Perspective

If only the money was going to fund a Matron, but it’s not.

blues26

Every hospital needs Matrons and proper funding for front line services as a priority

prof

Not sure that the headline matches the content.

Other than vague statements saying how great it will be there doesn’t seem to be a single comment about what they’re actually going to buy, build, commission or recruit with the money.

Sally Perry

“which will pay for building and IT improvements”

The previous statement from No.10 gave no indication of what the money would actually be used for, whether it was staff costs, equipment etc.

The later statement from the NHS revealed it would be spent on building and IT improvements, hence the headline