Stockport NHS Foundation Trust have secured a huge £30.6m upgrade for emergency care facilities at Stepping Hill Hospital. The funding was awarded as one of twenty trusts nationally to support plans for an emergency care campus which will include an urgent care treatment centre, a GP Assessment Unit, and a planned investigations unit.
William said: “I am absolutely delighted that my calls for greater investment in the NHS in Stockport has been met with a significant Government-funded upgrade of Stepping Hill Hospital worth £30.6m.
“This will mean that that pressures on Accident and Emergency will be relieved by implementing a better triaging system for patients meaning that they get the medical help necessary in a setting better suited to the patients needs. It will improve the times in which patients are returned home with a care plan after they no longer need acute care services and ensure faster access to medical specialists for patients referred from the GP so they don’t need to visit the Emergency Department.
Since being elected in 2015, I have campaigned to secure investment for our local hospital. Today’s announcement shows that by working closely with our healthcare providers, we can deliver better healthcare facilities and outcomes for local residents.”