Neil O’Brien welcomes investment in local hospitals

NHS Grant

Hospitals in Leicester, Leicestershire and Rutland will benefit from a share of £325 million in new capital investment for local NHS projects across the country.  Leicester, Leicestershire and Rutland will receive £30m-50m to help the NHS modernise and transform care for patients locally.

This Government is backing the NHS’ own plan for the future, the Five Year Forward View, and funding it with an additional £8 billion a year in real terms by the end of the Parliament. Delivering that vision relies on better integrated care locally, which is being taken forward through Sustainability and Transformation Partnerships (STP).

The STP has been given £30m - £50m to improve mental health and hospital services for patients across Leicester, Leicestershire and Rutland. The new investment will pay for the development of a 15 bed inpatient unit at Glenfield General Hospital that will bring specialist mental health provision together with other services so the NHS is better equipped to support more children and young people with severe mental ill-health.

University Hospitals of Leicester will benefit from the investment to fund an expansion of intensive care beds.

Neil O’Brien said: “I am delighted to welcome new investment which will mean patients get a better service from the NHS in our area.

The investment in mental health care facilities at Glenfield, and investment in intensive care beds are particularly welcome”