More A&E funding to help hospitals prepare for winter

16 June 2017

The secretary of state for health Jeremy Hunt has announced a second wave of funding to ease pressure on hospital emergency departments ahead of next winter.

Mr Hunt will confirm that a further £20.74m has been awarded to 27 hospitals in England, which follows an initial £55.98m given to 70 hospitals in April. This money is part of the dedicated funding announced in the spring budget to ensure local A&Es are prepared for the additional demands that winter brings.

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