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The Accident and Emergency department at Princess Alexandra Hospital is to receive £5.7m
The health secretary has announced a £5.7m boost for the Accident and Emergency department at Princess Alexandra Hospital.
Yesterday, Jeremy Hunt announced that the large cash sum will be delivered to the Harlow based hospital in time for the winter.
MP Robert Halfon said that he was delighted by the news.
He said: “For the hardworking NHS staff that serve my constituents
this extra money will be a welcome boost this winter, when A&E
departments come under most pressure.
“Once again we are seeing a positive outcome for hardworking people from our decision to increase NHS spending, spending opposed by the Labour party.”
Speaking in the House of Commons, Jeremy Hunt said that he would like to visit the hospital.
Mr Hunt said: "I would be delighted to go to Princess Alexandra
Hospital, where I am sure the work is indeed excellent.
“This government took the very difficult decision not just to protect the NHS budget, but to increase it.
"We are spending £600 million more in real terms this year than we would have spent if we had followed his advice. That makes a very big difference to hospitals.”
A £470,000 grant has also been provided for St Clare Hospice.
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