North East Bedfordshire MP Alistair Burt has welcomed the announcement today of £99.5m to Luton and Dunstable NHS Trust, which will underpin the merger with Bedford Hospital NHS Trust and secure the future of both hospitals. The award comes after a long campaign supported by local MPs, including meetings with Ministers to press the case.
Alistair Burt said; “I am delighted for the staff at both hospitals and those who have put so much expertise into the plans to safeguard the health services for Bedfordshire. This announcement will ensure both the long planned merger goes ahead, and that the three year NHS plan locally is implemented. The case was regularly made with Ministers, particularly during the last twelve months, and I am pleased the absolute commitment by the Government to the NHS has been demonstrated so quickly by the Prime Minister’s new administration.”