A stroke rehabilitation unit and an assisted bathroom conversion project are two projects to receive funding from a new £1bn initiative for health facilities across England.
The stroke rehab unit in Bedfordshire will receive £766,000 while North Bristol NHS Trust has received £1,580,000 to fund 12 additional beds through the conversion of assisted bathrooms.
A total of 75 projects will receive funding to upgrade facilities so that more people can be treated and more can be done to prevent ill-health in the first place.
Almost £800 million of the funding will go to projects outside London in order to improve access to care across the country.
The investment comes ahead of the launch of the government’s long-term plan for the NHS.
The long-term plan is the biggest ever funding increase for the NHS and will see its budget increase by £20.5 billion every year by 2023 to 2024.
Health and Social Care Secretary, Matt Hancock, said: “We want even more patients to receive world-class care in world-class NHS facilities and this near billion-pound boost – one of the most substantial capital funding commitments ever made – means that the NHS can do just that for years to come.
“This will not only support dedicated staff through the redevelopment and modernisation of buildings, but it will allow additional services to launch for the first time, improving patients’ access to care in their local area as part of our long-term plan for the NHS.”