Today we have announced improvements made this winter to NHS services ahead of the NHS long term plan, which will support over 80 hospitals and 30,000 patients.
Winter is always challenging for our health service and that’s why we have given the NHS an additional £420 million to prepare and improve resilience for this year. This funding has delivered upgrades and improved services in 80 hospitals, and plans to support 30,000 more people to be cared for at home this winter have helped free up vital hospital beds.
Further government support this winter included £36.3 million for ambulances trusts to pay for more than 250 new ambulances, with 100 delivered by Christmas Eve.
Meanwhile it is also good news today that the Education Secretary Damian Hinds has confirmed plans to add CPR to the school curriculum in England, meaning thousands of secondary school pupils across the country will learn life saving first aid skills.