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York Hospital Gets Two Million Pounds Funding


8:36am 11th September 2013

As York Hospital gets two million to help cut the number of elderly in A&E the Health Secretary won't get involved in the row over NHS funding in North Yorkshire.

In a letter to York Council's health boss which is being discussed today, Jeremy Hunt says NHS Vale of York has to live within it's means.

The Health Secretary adds decisions on how much the NHS in North Yorkshire gets is up to NHS England and not him.

York Outer MP Julian Sturdy says he has welcomed a £2 million boost to the region’s NHS Trust.

“I am delighted that the Health Secretary has decided to increase York Hospital’s funding in order to help with delivering services over the difficult winter months.

“York and North Yorkshire has one of the highest proportion of over 85 year olds in Northern England and the additional funding will greatly assist vulnerable patients who suffer from seasonal health problems such as the flu.”

He added “I recently met with the several health ministers in an effort to obtain a fairer funding deal for the region. In York we currently suffer from a postcode lottery that prevents us from receiving our fair share of NHS money.

“This latest announcement of additional funding is great news for local residents and I will continue to lobby hard for the best possible deal for my constituents.”

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