Manchester Royal Infirmary and Withington Hospital: Finance

Department of Health and Social Care written question – answered on 4th December 2020.

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Photo of Afzal Khan Afzal Khan Shadow Deputy Leader of the House of Commons

To ask the Secretary of State for Health and Social Care, what additional financial support his Department will be providing to (a) Manchester Royal Infirmary and (b) Withington hospital as a result of the 2020 Spending Review.

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

We are delivering on our historic long-term settlement for the National Health Service, which will see funding increase by £33.9 billion by 2023-24. We are now confirming an additional £3 billion for the NHS next year, on top of the long-term settlement, to support the recovery from the impact of COVID-19.

Further funding to help ensure the NHS can continue to meet the ongoing costs of tackling COVID-19 will also be set out in the New Year. This will then allow planning guidance for 2021-22 to be communicated to the system and for individual organisations such as Manchester Royal Infirmary and Withington Hospital to agree financial plans. The Government is working with NHS England and NHS Improvement to ensure the NHS has all it needs to plan effectively ahead of the new financial year in April.

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