Blackpool Teaching Hospitals NHS Foundation Trust: Finance

Department of Health and Social Care written question – answered on 27th September 2022.

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Photo of Scott Benton Scott Benton Conservative, Blackpool South

To ask the Secretary of State for Health and Social Care, what additional funding her Department has made available to Blackpool Teaching Hospital NHS Foundation Trust to tackle care backlogs associated with the covid-19 outbreak.

Photo of Robert Jenrick Robert Jenrick Minister of State (Department of Health and Social Care)

The ‘Delivery plan for tackling the COVID-19 backlog of elective care’ set out a target to deliver a 10% increase in elective activity compared to pre-pandemic levels, rising to 30% by 2024/25. In 2021/22, the Department provided an additional £39 billion to support health and care services, including a £2 billion Elective Recovery Fund and £700 million Targeted Investment Fund to increase elective activity. n Lancashire and South Cumbria, £60.5 million was allocated for the recovery of elective services. Blackpool Teaching Hospitals NHS Foundation Trust received £15.1 million from this allocation, with a further £2.5 million from specialised commissioners to support the restoration of tertiary activity.

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