To ask the Secretary of State for Health and Social Care, what plans he has to support capital investment projects at the Norfolk and Suffolk Foundation Trust.
Norfolk and Suffolk NHS Foundation Trust have had two successful sustainability and transformation partnership capital bids. £4 million of Public Dividend Capital was allocated in February this year for the West Norfolk Adult Acute Pathway Transformation scheme.
The second bid for £558,000 for a Mental Health Crisis Hub (Crisis Café) scheme was provisionally awarded funding earlier this year, subject to full business case approval. The next step will be for the Foundation Trust to submit their business case to NHS Improvement.
In 2017-18, £2.4 million of Public Dividend Capital was allocated to the Trust to fund a range of other capital programmes: £1.7 million for Perinatal Mental Health Mother and Baby Units; £494,000 for Cyber Security; and £210,000 for NHS WiFi Secondary Care Implementation.
The Trust has made an application for urgent capital funding in 2018, which has not been granted to date, but will be considered against other urgent applications when further work has been completed on overall NHS capital plans for 2018-19.