Following the successfully lobbying of the Secretary of State for Health, Matt Hancock, Julian has secured a new investment of up to £97.1m at Heartlands Hospital. This will fund a new Ambulatory Care and Diagnostic Centre delivering a new purpose-built hospital facility, replacing outdated outpatient, treatment and diagnostic accommodation.
This facility is part of the Prime Minister’s announcement of a £1.8 billion cash injection for the National Health Service to ensure frontline services have the funding they need – delivering on his pledge on the steps of Downing Street. This includes an £850 million package for 20 hospitals to upgrade outdated facilities and equipment, helping to improve patient care and save more lives.
All this comes on top of the extra £33.9 billion a year we’re putting into the NHS to secure its long term future.
Commenting on the announcement, Julian Knight MP said:
“Since my election as Member of Parliament for Solihull I have championed access to good-quality local NHS services. The new Ambulatory Care and Diagnostic Centre will improve patient care and help save more lives in our community.
“I have been working with the Chair of University Hospitals Birmingham NHS Trust who runs Heartlands Hospital, as well as our local hospital in Solihull, over this project. I have met and repeatedly lobbied the Secretary of State for Health and other Minister to ensure this project is delivered, and I welcome today’s announcement.”