Accident and Emergency Departments: Greater Manchester

Department of Health written question – answered on 27th January 2015.

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Photo of Andrew Gwynne Andrew Gwynne Shadow Minister (Health)

To ask the Secretary of State for Health, what contingency plans he has for hospitals in Greater Manchester failing to meet the Government's A&E target.

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

The Government has made £700 million – the highest ever figure – available to the National Health Service specifically to help with winter pressures, and to support emergency departments.

Clinical commissioning groups in Greater Manchester, as system leaders, are working with NHS England and local partners including local authorities and NHS trusts to implement local winter initiatives to ensure performance is maintained and patients continue to receive high quality healthcare.

Across Greater Manchester, £30 million has been provided with local plans for this to fund over 70 doctors, 300 nurses and 200 extra beds.

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