A&Es in 25 hospitals across England will receive an additional £150 million to expand and upgrade, ensuring they have the physical space to treat patients, manage patient flow and improve infection control, the Health Secretary Matt Hancock has announced today.
This is in addition to the £300 million announced recently for 117 Trusts to upgrade their facilities, meaning the Government has now invested £450 million to upgrade A&Es this winter.
The funding will expand waiting areas and increase the number of treatment cubicles, helping boost A&E capacity by providing additional space and reducing overcrowding. Projects will be completed by the start of next year so hospitals benefit from the upgrades during the peak of winter.
The Lister Hospital will receive just over £6 million to help with Front Door Triage and Streaming, Increased Capacity within the Emergency Department (specific focus on children), Co-located Assessment and Same Day Emergency Care Services and Dedicated radiology support to Emergency Department and Assessment.
North East Hertfordshire MP, Sir Oliver Heald, welcomed the additional funding for the Lister Hospital.