South Somerset MP Marcus Fysh has welcomed the announcement of further money from the Government's £100 million A&E fund being allocated to hospitals across the country including Yeovil District Hospital.
Yeovil District Hospital will receive £225,000, which will mean our local hospitals are able to get prepared for winter early and be properly equipped to give the best care. That includes patients being assessed by a clinician when they arrive in A&E so they can access the best and most appropriate care for their needs. It will also mean that hospitals being able to build GP practices within the A&E where those with less urgent needs can receive treatment, helping to alleviate pressure.
Investing in our local A&E will help to improve performance and make sure the vast majority of patients are seen within 4 hours of arriving at hospital.
“With increased demand our A&Es need some additional help and I’m delighted we are in line for this funding which will help Yeovil District Hospital will help them to prepare well in advanced for winter.
“This investment will speed up the way hospitals across the country assess and see patients so they can get the most appropriate and best quality medical care for their needs.”