As part of the Government’s Long Term Plan for the NHS new investment of up to £7.172 million will be put into the Hertfordshire and West Essex Vascular Surgery Network which will deliver an integrated and compliant networked vascular surgery service.
This is part of £1bn extra capital funding being announced across England and is on top of the £20.5bn per year extra funding for the NHS over the next five years. This the longest and largest funding settlement in the NHS’s history. The investment is part of the wider plan to provide better services for patients, integrate care better and renew aging facilities.
The increased funding and the Long Term Plan demonstrates the Government’s commitment to the NHS so that it can be there for everyone, free at the point of use, long into the future.
Commenting, Sir Oliver said “I am delighted that as well as the previously announced extra funding for the NHS, the Government will be investing in the vascular surgery service in our area.”