The local MP for Telford, Lucy Allan has welcomed an announcement made by Health Secretary, Matthew Hancock MP to allocate £3.9 million to Shrewsbury and Telford Hospital Trust (SaTH).
The Trust announced in August that this funding is expected to go towards a new £3 million ward at Telford's Princess Royal hospital, which will open in January 2019.
A total of 81 new schemes worth £145 million of capital investment have been prioritised from with the Department’s capital budget for hospitals across the country to help staff prepare for winter.
The investment will help the SaTH to improve emergency care, provide new beds and enhance equipment ahead of the winter months at the Princess Royal Hospital.
Lucy Allan said:
“I welcome this much needed funding boost for our local hospital to help prepare for the winter months ahead.
“Doctors and nurses did a brilliant job last winter but really struggled. This funding and the new ward at the Princess Royal will make all the difference in tackling winter pressures. This is really good news for Telford.”