Andrew Gwynne, MP for Denton and Reddish, has welcomed capital funding for hospital upgrades in Tameside and Stockport.
The Department of Health and Social Care have announced £300 million of additional capital funding for hospital upgrades, as part of the winter preparations for the NHS this year.
In addition to winter pressures, the funding is also intended to reduce the risks associated with further outbreaks of Covid.
Tameside and Glossop Integrated Care NHS Foundation Trust will received around £1.9 million, whilst Stockport NHS Foundation Trust will receive around £3.6 million.
Andrew Gwynne said:
“It’s going to be a very tough winter for our NHS, with a seasonal flu, winter pressures and the potential for further Coronavirus spikes.
“I’m very glad that this capital funding has been made available for our local hospitals so that they can prepare for this difficult winter.
“I’d like to take this opportunity to again thank those working at Tameside Hospital and Stepping Hill Hospital for all their amazing work throughout this crisis.”