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Hospitals: Opening Hours

Question for Department of Health

UIN HL6360, tabled on 23 February 2016

To ask Her Majesty’s Government what estimate they have made of the cost to the NHS of opening hospitals seven days a week.

Answered on

7 March 2016

The Spending Review provided the National Health Service in England with £10 billion in real terms additional funding by 2020-21. This fully funds the NHS’s Five Year Forward View, including delivering urgent and emergency hospital services which are of the same high quality at the weekend as during the week.