REMEMBER THIS IS NOT NEW MONEY – IT IS MONEY THE HOSPITAL HAD TO SAVE WHICH HAS NOW BEEN GIVEN PERMISSION TO BE USED:
“Prime Minister Boris Johnson has been visiting the Royal Cornwall Hospital near Truro, confirming that the site is in line to receive £99.9m for a new women’s and children’s unit.
Mr Johnson said the money would be available “as soon as the hospital wants it”.
However, despite the visit, there was still a reminder of the pressure the system is under, with six ambulances queuing outside the emergency department at about 13:00 on Monday – around the time Mr Johnson was on site (it is not suggested the two matters are connected).
The trust’s website said there was a two-hour wait for urgent care at 14:45 with 24 patients waiting to be seen.”