Kevin Welcomes £13m Investment For Torbay Hospital’s A&E

Torbay MP Kevin Foster has welcomed today’s (Wednesday, 28th March 2018) announcement of a £13,300,000 investment into Torbay’s NHS.

This investment will create a new Emergency Department (A&E) at Torbay Hospital, transforming the delivery of care for both patients and staff. Over 78,000 patients visit Torbay’s Emergency Department each year, putting pressure on a facility dating from the 1970’s.

The need for change has been identified for some time and last year the hospital submitted a bid for funding to deliver a step change in its services. Ahead of the funding announcement Torbay MP Kevin Foster, who has been working with the team at our local NHS Trust to help secure this investment, met Health Secretary Jeremy Hunt to discuss what this funding would mean for patients and staff.

Kevin said: “This investment is fantastic news for Torbay’s NHS and will deliver a major improvement in urgent and emergency care for local people. I am delighted the Government has confirmed this investment and look forward to work getting underway to transform the delivery of this service.”

“Our local NHS staff worked hard throughout winter to provide the life-saving services local people depend on. Today’s news is a welcome sign of this commitment being recognised by giving them the facilities they need to deliver 21st century medicine and care.”