Haringey’s health services – such as G.P.s, hospitals and walk-in centres – will receive an extra £23.5 million in funding this year.
The new funding, which is distributed to boroughs by NHS England, is a 5% rise from Haringey’s previous allocation.
This means that Haringey’s health services have received an extra £30 million in total since local MP Lynne Featherstone started her campaign for fairer health funding in 2012 – backed by over 500 local residents.
The increase also follows the extra £2 billion given to the NHS by the Coalition Government in the Autumn Statement last year.
The MP for Hornsey and Wood Green has welcomed the rise in funding – but has also said she will continue to push for even more money for local services.
Commenting, Lynne Featherstone MP said:
“I am delighted with the huge rise in funding for our local health services. The money will help our hard-working health professionals, and hopefully reduce waiting times and improve care for local residents.
“I’d like to thank the hundreds of residents who supported the campaign for fairer funding. Haringey health services now have more money – and we’re much closer to having the same funding levels as neighbouring boroughs like Camden and Islington.
“But there is still more that can be done – and I will keep putting the case forward for even more money for local health services – particularly our mental health services.”