Health Services: Weather

Department of Health written question – answered on 16th December 2014.

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Photo of Jamie Reed Jamie Reed Shadow Minister (Health)

To ask the Secretary of State for Health, how many requests his Department has received from (a) acute trusts, (b) ambulance trusts and (c) mental health trusts for emergency financial assistance to cope with upcoming winter pressures.

Photo of Jane Ellison Jane Ellison The Parliamentary Under-Secretary of State for Health

The Government has provided £700m to help the National Health Service cope with winter pressures.

There have been no direct requests from individual acute, ambulance or mental health trusts for emergency financial assistance to cope with upcoming winter pressures.

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