Eastleigh MP Mims Davies has celebrated the Government’s latest funding boost for the NHS.
Mims was on the front bench in the House of Commons to represent Eastleigh as the Secretary of State for Health Jeremy Hunt MP announced an increase in funding by over £20 billion a year in real terms by 2023/24.
This is approximately £600 million a week in cash terms and is far in excess to any funding proposals offered by opposition parties.
‘Having met with nurses and health professionals from the Eastleigh area to discuss NHS funding, including representatives from the Royal College of Nurses and our local Cancer Research UK Ambassador Caroline Dale at the beginning of the month, it is brilliant that the Government will be providing a welcome cash injection for the NHS on its 70th birthday.
‘This will be accompanied by a 10 year plan that ensures the money spent is efficiently and effectively – meaning that the NHS will be ready to care for us, care for our children, and care for our grandchildren over the years to come.’
‘Hundreds of constituents have written to me about the NHS, and it is a pleasure to be able to tell them - and all the hardworking NHS staff providing local care - that they are being heard and protected by extra funding, further to the investment in NHS Trusts in the South announced at the end of March.’
The Prime Minister further outlined the plans in a speech at the Royal Free Hospital on the 18th June:
“To meet these pressures and deliver the world-class care that we all want and expect, the NHS needs to able to plan for the future with ambition and confidence.”
“It must be a plan that enjoys the support of NHS staff across the country – not something dreamt up in Whitehall and centrally imposed.”
“The National Health Service is not the property of any one party or government. The clue is in the name – it belongs to the nation.”