Great Yarmouth receives £11 million extra in NHS funding

It has been announced that the NHS in Great Yarmouth will enjoy an extra £11 million, to support key Government priorities such as the Cancer Drugs Fund, investment in talking therapies for those with mental health conditions, 4,200 extra health visitors, and support for carers’ breaks.

Spending on healthcare in our local area this year will total £402 million overall. This increase follows the decision by the Coalition Government to protect NHS investment over the next four years – investment vigorously opposed by Labour.

Across England as a whole, over £89 billion will now be spent on doctors, nurses and frontline services in the NHS – an increase of more than £2.6 billion over the year before.

This is fantastic news! The NHS is a vital resource for the country and the residents of Great Yarmouth – the Coalition Government recognises this and has shown this by protecting the NHS for future generations.

Next year alone Great Yarmouth will see an additional £11 million of investment which will go directly to the doctors, nurses and other frontline health services. Under the previous Labour Government billions of extra funding was swallowed up due to the number of managers increasing at five times the rate of nurses. Labour’s plans would have left the NHS in crisis; resulting in a cutting of the NHS and denying patients of improved frontline services the current Government is putting in place.

31st March 2011