Hospital bosses promise £600,000 funding for A&E

Over £600,00 has been promised in additional funding for Southport Hospital’s Accident and Emergency unit.

Iain McInnes, interim Chief Executive at Southport and Ormskirk NHS Hospital Trust, has released a statement saying: “The Trust has agreed to invest £613,000 annually in additional nurse staffing at A&E at Southport Hospital.

“Sustainability and Transformation Plans (STPs) are a new approach to help ensure health and care services are built around the needs of local people.

“The STP does signal intentions in some areas to conduct reviews of current urgent and emergency care services, and to assess whether there may be clinical or sustainability issues which should be addressed.

“This may lead over time to options being proposed to change the way some services may delivered in the future. Any proposals to change A&E services would have to have a strong clinical evidence base and demonstrate a positive impact in terms of quality, safety and sustainability. They would also be subject to public engagement and consultation.

“At this stage, ideas are at a formative stage, based on input from clinicians and staff. It is important that we are open about the significant challenges we will face over the next five years. All proposals that will emerge from the STP seek to address these challenges, including the future design of urgent and emergency care.


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