Haringey health services to receive £7.6million boost from NHS England

Haringey Independent: Lynne Featherstone MP campaigns for fairer health funding Lynne Featherstone MP campaigns for fairer health funding

Haringey will receive a £7.6 million funding increase for health services such as hospitals and walk-in centres, this year.

The above-inflation increase for the borough was announced by NHS England in December, after the funding formula used to allocate money was reviewed.

It said the new formula will “more accurately reflect population changes and include a specific deprivation measure”.

The announcement follows a campaign for fairer health funding by Lynne Featherstone, the MP for Hornsey and Wood Green, and local Liberal Democrat campaigners and residents.

The Lib Dem MP said: “Haringey health services have been underfunded for decades, unfairly receiving less money per person than neighbouring boroughs.

“I am so pleased that the Government has changed the funding formula, giving Haringey health services a much needed funding boost.”

The borough currently receives £1,686 per person each year, which is £256 less than Camden and £212 less than Islington, according to government figures.

Haringey gets less funding despite men there having a life expectancy two years below the London average and it having the lowest percentage of children achieving a ‘good level of development’ in the country.

Ms Featherstone vowed to continue the campaign to secure further funding for health services.

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