Covid-19: NHS Long-term Plan - Question

Part of the debate – in the House of Lords at 12:29 pm on 15th September 2020.

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Photo of Lord Stirrup Lord Stirrup Crossbench 12:29 pm, 15th September 2020

My Lords, despite additional Covid funding, many NHS trusts are having to cut back on crucial capital investment programmes because of increased financial pressure. For example, some hospitals are having to replace obsolete and ineffective scanners with slightly newer but far from up-to-date models. Does the Minister agree that when the NHS long-term plan is revised, it will need to include a recovery schedule from these perhaps inevitable but nevertheless damaging short-term responses?