The Government has confirmed that Milton Keynes is to benefit from a new hospital, as part of its plans to build 40 new hospitals across England.
Welcoming the news, local MP Iain Stewart said that it proved the Conservatives were delivering on their promises to deliver on the people’s priorities, such as the NHS.
The Prime Minister has confirmed for the first time 40 hospitals that will be built by 2030 as part of a package worth £3.7 billion, as well as announcing a further 8 new schemes that will be invited to bid. Full details of the precise funding allocated so far to each project will be announced at the next Spending Review.
The funding allocated will be used to build a new women and children's hospital at the Milton Keynes University Hospital.
The Conservative Government has made investing in the NHS a key part of its plans to build back better after coronavirus. It has already:
- Delivered the biggest cash boost in history for the NHS, totalling an additional £33.9 billion for the NHS every year by 2023-24.
- Announced £1.5 billion this year for hospital maintenance, including funding to expand A&E capacity.
- Started work to deliver 50,000 more nurses, another key election pledge, with more than 14,000 more nurses already working in the NHS compared to last year.
- Providing £850 million to upgrade facilities and equipment at 20 hospitals.
The news comes ahead of Conservative Party Conference, at which the Prime Minister will set out the Conservatives’ plan to build back better and deliver lasting change in parts of the country forgotten by successive governments.
Commenting, Iain Stewart MP said:
“I was proud to be elected at last year’s election to deliver on the people’s priorities, such as investing in the NHS.
“I am thrilled that a new hospital will be built in Milton Keynes – showing that, despite a challenging year, this is a Government which won’t be blown off course and will deliver on its promises to the British people.
“We have a huge opportunity now to unite and level up, delivering lasting change, and build back better after coronavirus.”