Northern Lincolnshire and Goole NHS Foundation Trust

Health and Social Care – in the House of Commons at on 1 September 2020.

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Photo of Martin Vickers Martin Vickers Conservative, Cleethorpes

What assessment he has made of the adequacy of funding for hospitals in the Northern Lincolnshire and Goole NHS Foundation Trust.

Photo of Edward Argar Edward Argar Minister of State (Department of Health and Social Care)

I thank my hon. Friend for his question. He and I have had the opportunity in the past to discuss his hospital trust and I pay tribute to its work. I am conscious that his trust has faced financial challenges, running a £57 million deficit a year ago. That has now been halved, meeting the financial control total. I also understand that income levels at his trust increased by 22% from 2015-16 to last year.

Photo of Martin Vickers Martin Vickers Conservative, Cleethorpes

I thank the Minister for replying and also for meeting me and my hon. Friend Lia Nici before the recess. May I emphasise the importance of the Diana, Princess of Wales Hospital in Grimsby that serves my constituency as well? It needs £150 million to £200 million of major infrastructure work to avoid infrastructure failure. I urge him to consider that and bear in mind the pressures on the trust as he considers the additional resources?

Photo of Edward Argar Edward Argar Minister of State (Department of Health and Social Care)

My hon. Friend quite rightly raises the Diana, Princess of Wales Hospital in Grimsby. He has raised it with me before, and I give him that commitment.