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Hospitals: East Midlands

Question for Department of Health and Social Care

UIN 133286, tabled on 30 December 2020

To ask the Secretary of State for Health and Social Care, if the Government will be provide further funding, in addition to the £450 million announced in January 2020, to support the reorganisation local hospital services in Leicester, Leicestershire and Rutland in response to the covid-19 outbreak.

Answered on

12 January 2021

University Hospitals of Leicester NHS Trust recently received £2 million to upgrade the accident and emergency department at Leicester Royal Infirmary as part of our recent investment to improve infection control and increase capacity.

On 2 October 2020, the Prime Minister also confirmed the five hospitals in the Midlands which are part of the 40 new hospitals to be built by 2030. This will include University Hospitals of Leicester, rebuild at Leicester Royal Infirmary and Glenfield as well as new facilities at Leicester General. Individual allocations for trusts will be determined once the respective final business cases have been reviewed and agreed.

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