We are investing extra funding into the NHS to pay for state of the art equipment and buildings. Over £330 million of extra funding will be spent on providing state of the art equipment and facilities to improve services for patients.
Hospitals around the country will get money for new operating theatres, A&E departments and other services as well as new CT scanners and ultrasound equipment. This is on top of our commitment to increase investment in the NHS by more than £12.5 billion per year by 2014 and reinvesting £4.5 billion of bureaucracy savings into frontline care. Labour have described this increased investment in the NHS as ‘irresponsible’ and in Wales Labour are cutting the NHS by over £500 million by 2015 – a staggering 8.4 per cent cut. The NHS is facing rising cost pressures from an ageing population and new medicines. In England Conservatives are protecting the NHS with more investment, Labour would cut funding and watch waiting times rise and cancer patients denied treatment as they have done in Wales.
13th March 2012