Alun Cairns MP has called on the Welsh Government to commit cash to Barry Hospital, following the additional funding that Wales will receive as a result of The Prime Minister’s announcement of a £1.8 billion cash injection for the NHS. Wales is due to receive around £110m of extra money through Barnett Formula funding.
With the Sam Davies Ward at Barry Hospital under threat, the Vale MP is concerned about the future of health services in Barry. Mr Cairns said, “I’m extremely worried that wards are being closed at Barry Hospital at a time when the town is growing in size and population. I’ve met with local campaigners and the Community Health Council to discuss the matter. There is a significant level of concerns amongst Barry residents and I’m keen to see this opportunity used to invest in Barry Hospital.”
PM Boris Johnson has made money available to ensure frontline services have the funding they need – delivering on his pledge on the steps of Downing Street. This includes a £850 million package for 20 hospitals to upgrade outdated facilities and equipment, helping to improve patient care and save more lives. This is in addition to the new funding announced last year, where the Conservative Government pledged an extra £33.9 billion cash to the NHS by 2023-24 – the biggest cash injection in its history.
The Prime Minister Boris Johnson said:
“The NHS is always there for us – free at the point of use for everyone in the country. With our doctors and nurses working tirelessly day in day out, this treasured institution truly showcases the very best of Britain. That’s why I made it my immediate task to make sure frontline services have the funding they need, to make a real difference to the lives of NHS staff, and above all, of patients. I’m delivering on this promise with a £1.8 billion cash injection – meaning more beds, new wards, and extra life-saving equipment to ensure patients continue to receive world-class care. It’s time to face up to this challenge and make sure the NHS receives the funds it needs, to continue being the best healthcare service in the world.”