Multi-million pound investment to improve urgent and emergency care and diagnostics

Improvements to the urgent care, assessment and diagnostic services at Scunthorpe General Hospital and Diana Princess of Wales Hospital in Grimsby will be taking place over the next few years.

Northern Lincolnshire and Goole NHS Foundation Trust (NLaG) has secured £29.26 million to make the improvements from the latest round of capital funding announced by the Department of Health and Social Care today (Friday 7 December).

The cash has been secured by the Humber, Coast and Vale Health and Care Partnership as part of an £88.5m bid to improve services at the two Trust hospitals as well as Hull Royal Infirmary and Scarborough Hospital.

Over the next few years the cash will enable the major upgrading and consolidation of the urgent care and assessment facilities in both hospitals to bring them up to the most modern standards and requirements and provide a better environment for patients to be treated. The rest of the funding will be invested in new diagnostic scanners on both sites.

Trust Chief Executive Dr Peter Reading said: “This is fantastic news for our patients across Northern Lincolnshire and Goole. The money for scanners means we will be able to ensure people receive an accurate diagnosis for their condition more quickly.

“This means patients can start their care and treatment in a more timely way. We will also be able to improve the experience of patients by creating an environment for them which meets their needs. We have a lot of work to do to make our plans a reality and that work starts right now so this funding can make a difference as soon as possible.”

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