£2m Funding Boost for QMC A&E

Our local NHS staff have worked tirelessly over recent months, tackling the global coronavirus pandemic. I thank them for everything they have done for the local community. Securing funding for Queens Medical Centre and the University of Nottingham Hospitals NHS Trust has always been a key part of my 6-point plan for Broxtowe. Last winter I invited the Secretary of State for Health and Social Care, Matt Hancock, to join me in visiting the QMC, including the Emergency Department, and we saw the pressures that staff at Nottingham University Hospitals NHS Trust were under. That is why I am delighted to see that the Government has announced £300 million for Accident and Emergency Departments across the country, with £2 million ring-fenced for the University of Nottingham Hospitals NHS Trust, directly benefiting the people of Broxtowe. While we hope for the best this winter, it is right that we plan for the worst and this funding to upgrade A&E services will help ensure that our National Health Service remains resilient.