Royal Derby Hospital Gets Government Funding Boost
Royal Derby Hospital has today been given £6.5 million by the Department of Health as part of Derbyshire’s NHS Sustainability and Transformation Plan.
The money will go towards the development of two additional theatres at the hospital as well as 28 more beds linked to these. The Hospital will also be increasing its facilities for endoscopy; a procedure where the inside of your body can be examined with a camera.
The Trust hopes that the investment will improve access for local communities and manage demand on services more efficiently.
Sustainability and Transformation plans are drawn up by NHS organisations at a local level and cover a five year cycle. They have three main aims: improving quality and developing new models of care; improving health and wellbeing; and improving efficiency of services.
Commenting on the announcement, MP for South Derbyshire, Heather Wheeler said:
“I am really pleased that Royal Derby Hospital has been given this significant amount of money and I know they will put it to good use.
Via its Sustainability and Transformation Plan, the NHS in Derbyshire is having its say on what its priorities are for the future and the Government is backing it by making sure it has the necessary resources.”