I recently met the Health Secretary, Matt Hancock, who today has announced that Calderdale Royal Hospital & Huddersfield Royal Infirmary will receive £196.5 million to improve our local health services. This unprecedented investment in our local health services will see £21.91 million awarded in the current spending period with the remainder following business case approval.
This announcement means more investment in our local facilities which will improve the quality of our local health services. This announcement is part of an extra £1 billion in capital funding for health services awarded to areas across England (£230 million has been allocated to the West Yorkshire and Harrogate Health and Care Partnership) and exposes the fake news peddled by the local Labour Party who incorrectly claimed that Calderdale Royal would be losing its A&E services.
“Whilst my opponents were engaging in publicity stunts, I have been working with our local doctors and the Government, to ensure that our local health services receive the long-term investment that they need. This £196.5 million investment is a huge boost for our local health service and follows the Government’s commitment to spend an extra £20.5 billion a year on our NHS. Ensuring that residents across the Calder Valley can access good quality health care for their family is one of my top priorities and the announcement today, and the better services that this will help to provide, will be welcomed by everybody in Calder Valley', said Craig.
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