Extra £2 million announced for upgrades at Princess Alexandra Hospital

Health / Wed 16th Dec 2020 at 11:00am

Extra £2 million announced for upgrades at Princess Alexandra Hospital

FOLLOWING constant lobbying from Harlow’s MP, Robert Halfon, the Health Secretary has announced that hospital staff, patients and visitors at the Princess Alexandra Hospital will benefit from an extra £1.919 million worth of upgrades to the hospital. The money comes as part of a £600 million announced for hospitals across England to tackle critical maintenance work.

The money will be used for much needed upgrades to infrastructure including the theatre roof, static mammography, fire safety, colposcopy refurbishment, ward refurbishment and a mortuary upgrade. The work will be completed by March 2021.

 Commenting on the announcement, Robert Halfon MP said: “I am delighted that even more money is coming into Harlow to strengthen our NHS. As work on our new hospital continues, I have been working hard to make the case to the Health Secretary that there are much needed upgrades at Princess Alexandra that cannot wait for a new hospital. This money will address much of those problems.

 “In the last year alone, we’ve seen the £400,000 upgrade to the A&E at PAH, 170 more nurses and 53 more doctors working at PAH, work on our new hospital begin and now further upgrades to PAH. I am delivering on my pledge to strengthen our NHS and I will continue to fight for even more money for our town.”

Also commenting, Health Secretary, Matt Hancock, said: “Alongside delivering on our manifesto commitment to build 40 new hospitals and 20 major hospital upgrades across the country, this investment will help our NHS build back better.
 “These crucial maintenance projects will deliver immediate benefits and provide NHS staff with the facilities they need to provide world-class care to their patients this winter, helping ensure the NHS is always there for you when you need it.”

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