Cash injection for Ilkeston’s health services

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Erewash Clinical Commissioning Group is set to receive an additional £4.6 million in funding, after chancellor George Osborne announced in his autumn statement that the Government will be increasing the NHS budget by a further £2 billion .

Erewash CCG will receive a 4.02 per cent annual budget increase for 2015/2016, totalling £4,639,000.

The total budget allocated for Erewash for 2015/16 will now be £120,038,000.

Maggie Throup, the Conservative parliamentary candidate for Erewash, said: “I am delighted that the Government has backed the fantastic work that our local NHS Clinical Commissioning Group has been doing here in Erewash by awarding them an additional £4.6 million in new funding for 2015/16.

“As a former NHS worker myself, I understand just how much of a difference this new funding, together with the successful £1 million bid from the Prime Minister’s Challenge Fund earlier this year, will make to both patients and staff right across Erewash.

“As part of my plan for Erewash, I am committed to securing further new funding for our local NHS services over the coming years.”