Cambridgeshire and Peterborough health and care services set to receive from £145 million investment

Secretary of State for Health and Social Care, Matt Hancock, has today announced a capital investment of £145 million for health and care facilities in Cambridgeshire and Peterborough.

Partners in the health and care system in the region worked together to bid for funding to improve existing facilities in the face of a rapidly growing population and invest in world class regional centres of excellence.

Today’s news includes £25 million for Hinchingbrooke Hospital and £19 million for Addenbrookes Hospital to improve facilities and services. It also provides up to £100 million of capital to build a pioneering children’s hospital for the East of England. Securing the money is a vote of confidence in the ability of partners to work together for the whole system.

Caroline Walker, Chief Executive of North West Anglia NHS Foundation Trust says: “We are incredibly pleased with the success of our application to invest in clinical services provided at Hinchingbrooke Hospital. This funding will allow us to develop and improve a vast number of areas, including theatres, ward capacity and emergency medicine. It will also help us deliver the Trust’s vision for elective care and become a centre of excellence for rehabilitation.”

Interim accountable officer of Cambridgeshire and Peterborough STP, and Chief Executive of Cambridge University Hospitals NHS Foundation Trust Roland Sinker says “A world class children’s hospital that integrates mental and physical health is a vital step forward for some of the sickest children in the East of England. It means they will be cared for in facilities that are expertly designed for their particular needs. We will also be able to bring together the best academic and industry talent to find new ways of diagnosing and treating some of the most challenging diseases of childhood and prevent long term ill health.”