There will be a multi-million pound investment in four local hospitals to improve urgent and emergency care and diagnostics
The Humber, Coast and Vale Health and Care Partnership has secured £88.5million to improve emergency care and speed up diagnostic testing.
The money comes from NHS England and will be used to a fund a major upgrade of the Emergency Departments in four hospitals:
- Diana Princess of Wales Hospital,Grimsby
- Scunthorpe General Hospital
- Hull Royal Infirmary
- Scarborough Hospital.
Over the next few years the cash will enable the Emergency Departments in all four hospitals to be upgraded so they meet modern standards and requirements and provide a better environment for patients to be treated.
The rest of the funding will be used to improve diagnostic capabilities. New MRI and CT scanners at Hull Royal Infirmary, Scunthorpe General Hospital and Diana Princess of Wales Hospital, as well as additional scoping capabilities at Hull Royal Infirmary, will mean patients can undergo tests more quickly and, therefore, start their treatment earlier.
Mike Proctor, Chair of the Humber, Coast and Vale Strategic Estates Board and Chief Executive of York Teaching Hospitals NHS Foundation Trust said: