Health services across Greater Manchester will be allocated £119.2m, following the announcement of £850m in new funding to upgrade outdated facilities and equipment.
The announcement comes as the Prime Minister Boris Johnson confirms a new £1.8 billion NHS cash injection today.
Greater Manchester Mental Health NHS Foundation Trust will receive £72.3m to build a new adult mental health inpatient unit in Manchester
Stockport NHS Foundation Trust will receive £30.6m to provide a new Emergency Care Campus Development at Stepping Hill Hospital incorporating an Urgent Treatment Centre, GP assessment unit and Planned Investigation Unit
Tameside and Glossop Integrated Care NHS Foundation Trust will receive £16.3m to provide emergency care facilities at Tameside General Hospital in Ashton-under-Lyne
Making the announcement Johnson says:
Jonathan Ashworth MP, Labour’s Shadow Health Secretary, said
“Boris Johnson has misled the public and our NHS staff. You cannot trust a word he says and his claims are unravelling.
“It is now clear this is not new money, but funds already earmarked for hospitals which ministers previously blocked.
“With 4.4 million patients waiting for operations and over 20,000 cancer patients waiting longer for treatment it is a disgrace that Johnson is trying to treat people like fools.
“After years of smash and grab cuts of £4 billion to NHS budgets it is now clearer than ever that, as Johnson’s top adviser says, the Tories don’t care about our NHS.”