Social Care in England is to receive an additional £2billion funding over the next three years,
announced this week by the Chancellor of the Exchequer in his Spring 2017 budget address.
Alongside that, a further £100 million will be available immediately for up to 100 new triage projects
at A&E in English hospitals in time for next winter.
This will provide immediate benefit to our NHS, and stands alongside the Government’s
commitment to deliver a £10 billion real terms increase in annual NHS funding by 2020.
Patrick Barr, an A&E Nurse, a previous Conservative Council Candidate in Chiswick, 2014 and the
Brentford by-election in 2015 and officer of HBI Conservative Association, welcomes this additional
support for the NHS in the Spring Budget.
"I am delighted that the Government have committed to a further £2billion for the Social system
over the next three years as well as the already delivered £7billion extra spending to the NHS over
the next three years.
The NHS is a wonderful organisation, free at the point of access, looking after us all. With a
growing and ageing population, it is extremely important to address the pressures the organisation
is facing. As an Accident and Emergency nurse, I understand fully the pressures A&E has faced
over the Winter months, the unnecessary admissions to A&E at Charing Cross and West
Middlesex hospitals, stretching their capacity further year on year.
This is a great financial contribution by the Government to our organisation and a welcomed further
initiative to reduce unnecessary admissions to our hospitals.
I will continue to champion the need for more GP surgeries and reduced waiting times in Accident
and Emergency but I can't do it without your help. Please only present to Accident and Emergency
with a serious condition to reduce unnecessary waiting times. Together we can help the NHS."
Mary Macleod, the former MP for Chiswick, Brentford & Isleworth said "It is so important that we
support our NHS and the Conservative Government has shown this week with extra funding in the
budget that we have the commitment, the will and the plan to deliver a sustainable future for the
NHS. Additional investment in social care has also been announced to ensure support where it is
most needed. It is critical that we put patient care at the centre of all that do in the NHS and make
sure patients receive the joined-up care they deserve."