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Hospital waiting on A&E cash announcement
4:00pm Tuesday 13th August 2013 in News
HOSPITAL chiefs do not yet know whether they will receive a chunk of a £500m A&E bailout promised by David Cameron.
The Prime Minister made the announcement last week cash will be provided to departments across the country to avoid ‘excessive waits’ this winter.
Mel Pickup, chief executive at Warrington and Halton Hospitals, said: “We’re not aware yet how the funding will be used across the NHS but we would hope that it would be shared across all A&E departments.
“We look after an area that has some particular health needs and have seen an increase in attendances.
“We worked incredibly hard to ensure that we were one of the trusts that still met the four hour waiting target for A&E over the last year and hope we wouldn’t be penalised for that achievement and delivering for our patients by missing out on future investment.”
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