Margot James welcomes £16.9m Russells Hall Funding Boost
A £16.9 million investment in Russells Hall’s Emergency Department has been welcomed by Stourbridge MP Margot James.
The funding boost is part of a £1 billion cash injection of capital funding that is being announced across England. It arrives on top of the £20.5 billion per year extra funding for the NHS over the next five years – the longest and largest funding settlement in the NHS’ history.
Margot James MP said:
“I am delighted to hear that the government has granted a new £16.9m investment to Russells Hall Hospital. I understand that the money will mean a complete regeneration of the Emergency Department, which will be of great benefit to patients and hardworking doctors and nurses.
“This is a huge boost for the hospital, but it won’t solve anything if it isn’t combined with good local leadership. The Emergency Department has been through a very challenging year, and the performance critique from the Care Quality Commission has been a source of great concern.
“I am grateful for the support of NHS improvement and for the hard work of our clinicians in turning the department round, so it is especially good that this funding will provide a more sustainable platform from which to improve further in 2019.”