New funding for our hospitals

I have welcomed new central Government funding that will benefit patients in Fareham and across Hampshire.

Between £10-20m of capital will be invested in increased theatre capacity for both Portsmouth Hospitals and University Hospital Southampton; centralising pharmacy procurement and distribution at Portsmouth Hospital Trust Regional Drug Procurement Centre; and providing a virtual online service for mothers enabling personalised care, continuity of carer and safer care. 

The scheme will improve quality and deliver better value for the public by achieving improved patient outcomes within the resources available and devolving create a climate for better and wider clinical collaboration.

I met with the Health Secretary, the Rt Hon Jeremey Hunt MP, yesterday in Parliament to talk about the new funding as well as healthcare provision in Fareham. 

This is brilliant news for patients not just in Fareham, but across our area. I had a constructive discussion with the Health Secretary yesterday about the plans and I look forward to seeing the impact this funding will have on care quality and services.