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North Middlesex and Wittington hospitals to receive more than £6m extra funding
Two of the main hospitals used by Haringey people are to receive a total of more than £6million to support their emergency rooms during the winter.
North Middlesex Hospital, in Enfield, and Wittington Hospital, in Islington, will receive £3.8million and £2.96 million respectively.
The money is part of a £500million government scheme and will allow hospitals to employ more consultants in order to increase A&E capacity over the winter.
It will also aim to improve community and primary care services to prevent A&E admissions and bring together health and social care teams to prevent re-admittance to hospitals.
The move has been has been welcomed by NHS England and the Foundation Trust Network, and the same amount of funding will also be available next year.
Hornsey and Wood Green MP Lynne Featherstone said the money is to ensure patients receive a great and safe service even with added pressure the cold weather brings.
She said: “Some hospitals are having to cope with more and more people in A&E, and admissions are set to increase further as winter draws closer.
“So I’m very glad to see the coalition Government is acting now to make sure that the extra funding goes to the hospitals which need it most, and to ensure that patients receive a great, safe service even with the added pressures the cold weather brings.
“I will be contacting the two local hospitals – the Whittington and North Mid – and finding out what they plan to spend the money on.”
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