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£120m extra funding for hospitals and health services in the Anglia region

The Government has announced £120 million of additional spending for health services in the Anglia region.

It will mean expansion at Hinchingbrooke Hospital in Huntingdon, more beds at the Princess Alexandra Hospital in Harlow and redevelopment of the emergency department at the West Suffolk Hospital in Bury St Edmunds.

The extra cash for the health service in the Anglia region is part of nearly £1 billion announced nationally by the Health and Social Care Secretary Matt Hancock.

Hinchingbrooke Hospital in Huntingdon will be getting additional £25.5 million for expansion.

A total of 75 projects will receive funding to upgrade facilities.

Mr Hancock, who is also the West Suffolk MP he want more patients to receive world-class care in world-class NHS facilities.

This will not only support dedicated staff through the redevelopment and modernisation of buildings, but it will allow additional services to launch for the first time, improving patients’ access to care in their local area as part of our long-term plan for the NHS.

– Matt Hancock MP, Health & Social Care Secretary
The Princess Alexandra Hospital in Harlow is getting at extra £9.5m for additional beds.

Health projects in the Anglia region receiving extra government cash

  • £25.5 million for expansion at Hinchingbrooke Hospital in Huntingdon
  • 19.2 million for urgent fire safety work at the Cambridge University Hospitals NHS Trust
  • £18 million for the East of England Ambulance Service
  • £13.4 million for redevelopment of the emergency department at the West Suffolk Hospital in Bury St Edmunds
  • £11.4 million for a vascular surgery network in Hertfordshire and West Essex
  • £11 million for emergency care transformation at West Hertfordshire Hospitals Trust
  • £9.95 million for a pathway unity at Milton Keynes University Hospital
  • £9.5 million for additional bed capacity at the Princess Alexandra Hospital in Harlow
  • £0.8 million for a stroke rehabilitation unit for Milton Keynes and Bedfordshire
The East of England is the only region without a dedicated children's hospital.

A new children's hospital in Cambridge, worth up to £100 million, has also been given the go-ahead after years of campaigning.

The hospital will be the first of its kind in the region - integrating physical and mental health services alongside university research all in one site.

The funding for this hospital isn't part of the £963 million allocation but the Department of Health's green light means the hospital can take the next steps to raise funds from established measures such as selling surplus land.