I am delighted to today get confirmation from Secretary of State for Health Matt Hancock that Cornwall is receiving £40.4m of NHS capital funding.
I have always been clear that ensuring the NHS in Cornwall receives its fair share of the record amount of funding the Government is currently releasing nationally, is a top priority.
I am delighted to have worked with my Cornish MP colleagues to achieve this outcome. Only last week we met with the Secretary of State to press the issue for this investment to improve services and outcomes for people in Cornwall.
I am pleased that he has listened and delivered on these significant investments.
The Government is providing funding for the Peripheral Site Optimisation scheme with new investment of up to £9.1million which will deliver improved clinical facilities and eradicate backlog maintenance.
Today’s announcement has also seen the Oncology & MRI Re-provision scheme with new investment of up to £31.326 million which will deliver improvements to the Oncology/Haematology Ward and the MRI Department at Treliske.
I will continue to work hard with my Cornish MP colleagues to ensure the record levels of investment in our NHS reach our communities right across Cornwall.