Lynne Featherstone MP welcomes £12 million extra for NHS in Haringey

From this week the NHS in Haringey will enjoy an extra £12 million, to support key Government priorities such as support for carers’ breaks, the Cancer Drugs Fund, investment in talking therapies for those with mental health conditions, and 4,200 extra health visitors.
Spending on healthcare in our local area this year will total £475 million overall.
The increase follows the decision by the Coalition Government to protect NHS investment over the next four years – investment vigorously opposed by Labour.
Across England as a whole, over £89 billion will now be spent on doctors, nurses and frontline services in the NHS – an increase of more than £2.6 billion over the year before.
Welcoming the increases in NHS funding, Lynne Featherstone MP said:
“We recognise just how important the NHS is to this country – and to patients here in Hornsey and Wood Green. That’s why the Coalition Government is protecting the NHS not just today, but for future generations.
“This year alone, Haringey will benefit from an extra £12 million of investment going straight to doctors, nurses and other frontline services.
“Under Labour, billions of extra spending was swallowed up as the number of managers increased at five times the rate the number of nurses. Their plans would have meant cutting the NHS, denying patients the improved services we are putting in place.
“Their approach – to spend less – would leave the NHS in crisis.”

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