Government boost funding by £4m for University Hospital Coventry and Warwickshire

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The government has announced the allocation of its £250m fund for the trusts thought to be most at risk of failing their accident and emergency targets this winter.

University Hospital Coventry and Warwickshire, which serves Rugby, has been allocated £4m.

It is hoped the money will help with winter planning and the A&E department deal with the additional pressures at that time of year.

Rugby MP Mark Pawsey said: “This additional funding acts to reiterate the Government’s commitment to the NHS and to those who are particularly affected by the effects of the winter months.

“I recently spent a day in the A&E department at UHCW and appreciate the tremendous pressures working in the department brings. The department’s staff are exceptionally dedicated professionals and I know that they will welcome this news.”

Mr Pawsey said the money would ‘greatly assist’ the hospital, bringing positive news for Rugby residents who have to travel to the city hospital for care.

Mr Pawsey added: “I was also delighted to learn of the Government’s new health care initiatives which will mean information and patient records being shared across the system and patients having a named clinician responsible for the coordination of their care right across the NHS. These measures put patients first and are great news for local residents.”