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Accident and Emergency Departments: Christmas

Question for Department of Health

UIN 115919, tabled on 27 November 2017

To ask the Secretary of State for Health, what additional funding he plans to allocate to Accident and Emergency departments to meet increase demand over the Christmas period.

Answered on

30 November 2017

We know the National Health Service is facing increased pressure this winter and that is why we planned earlier this year than ever before to put robust plans in place. As announced in the Autumn Budget, this will be supported by an extra £335million, on top of the previously announced £100 million for accident and emergency departments and an additional £1 billion of funding to be spent on meeting adult social care needs this year, supporting the social care market and reducing pressure on the NHS.

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