The London North Middlesex and Whittington hospitals are set to receive £3.8 million and £2.96 million respectively, to support their A&E services over the coming winter.
The money could go towards employing more consultants in order to increase A&E capacity; improving community and primary care services to prevent A&E admissions; and integrating health and social care teams to prevent re-admittance to A&E.
The extra money, which has been welcomed by NHS England and the Foundation Trust Network, will also be available next year.
Commenting, Liberal Democrat MP for Hornsey and Wood Green Lynne Featherstone said:
“Some hospitals are having to cope with more and more people in A&E, and admissions are set to increase further as winter draws closer.
“So I’m very glad to see the Coalition Government is acting now to make sure that the extra funding goes to the hospitals which need it most, and to ensure that patients receive a great, safe service even with the added pressures the cold weather brings.
“I will be contacting the two local Hospitals – the Whittington and North Mid – and finding out what they plan to spend the money on.”