Wirral set to benefit from national capital funding investment
05 August 2019
The Department of Health and Social Care has today confirmed trusts, clinical commissioning groups and health and care partnerships across the country will receive capital funding worth £1.8bn for a variety of schemes to improve buildings and estates, redesign services and care pathways, and improve patient care across the country.
In total, 20 schemes have been approved across the country, with five of those schemes located in the North West, and all providing much needed, and significant investment in a variety of critical services.
£18m has been allocated to NHS Wirral CCG which will be used to co-locate the Urgent Treatment Centre on site with Arrowe Park Hospital. The proposed redesign of the urgent care model will include a single, outward facing front door via the Urgent Treatment Centre which will enable improved and clinically efficient patient flow, therefore improving patient experience as well as providing the platform on which to base behaviour and cultural change.
Simon Banks, Chief Officer, NHS Wirral CCG, said:
"I’m really pleased that Wirral residents are going to benefit from this extra money. The Urgent Treatment Centre will ensure that we can provide a seamless urgent care service at Arrowe Park Hospital and compliments our recent decision to retain walk in facilities in Wallasey, Birkenhead and Eastham as well as more GP appointments."