Hospitals in Lincolnshire will be able to embark upon a raft of new estates and digital developments, thanks to a funding boost from the Department of Health and Social Care (DHSC), announced last week.
United Lincolnshire Hospitals NHS Trust (ULHT) has been awarded over £12 million as part of the latest funding announcement from the DHSC.
This will be used to expand and improve areas of the Trust’s hospitals, as well as upgrading digital capability for the benefit of patients and staff both within the Trust and in the wider NHS system in Lincolnshire.
Director of Finance and Digital at ULHT, Paul Matthew, said: “We are delighted to have been awarded this additional funding, which we believe will have a huge impact upon the care that we can provide to our patients as well as supporting our valuable staff.”
The investment is made up of:
- £5 million for two new laminar flow theatres at Grantham hospital
- £3.3m to refurbish and expand the critical surgical wards at Boston and Grantham hospitals
- £1.1 million towards the replacement of the digital cardiology system
- £2.5m for an artificial intelligence solution to support triage and management of the patient waiting list
- £600,000 for a digital solution to support the MSK pathway
“On top of this, our healthcare system in Lincolnshire has been granted additional funds to establish a new Citizen Atrium, which will help us to work better with our patients to understand how they access support and guidance,” said Paul.
“We are now working up our plans for these developments and proposed timescales.”
Notes to editors
The full document about the national funding announcement, The health and social care approach to winter has been published on GOV.UK.
As part of this the £700 million has been allocated equally across the country, weighted by population size and each region will receive:
- £112 million for the North East and Yorkshire
- £97 million for the North West
- £131 million for the Midlands
- £78 million for the East of England
- £105 million for the South East
- £69 million for the South West
- £109 million for London