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Patients to benefit from £30m investment in ‘Urgent Care Village’ at Royal Derby

Published 20/07/2017

A major investment, announced by the Health Secretary, will create a new ‘Urgent Care Village’ at the Royal Derby Hospital to modernise and transform care for patients in Southern Derbyshire.

Jeremy Hunt has announced £325m of capital investment for local projects in 15 areas of the country to support Sustainability and Transformation Partnerships (STPs).

The biggest investment in Derbyshire will see up to £30m invested to create an ‘Urgent Care Village’ at the Royal Derby with GP services, a frailty clinic and mental health services all under one roof, to ensure patients receive the right care in the right place, first time, and avoid going to A&E unnecessarily.

Sharon Martin, Chief Operating Officer at Derby Teaching Hospitals, said: “We are delighted to receive this funding to help us transform services locally. NHS England’s confidence in our plans to change the way we deliver urgent care for our patients in southern Derbyshire will enable us to drive forward collaboration with other services to improve care. 

“This investment gives us a significant opportunity to transform our emergency services at the Royal Derby Hospital to help us meet growing demand and maintain the highest quality standards of urgent care.”

Health Secretary Jeremy Hunt said: “This funding will support strong local plans to help the NHS modernise and transform care for patients.

“A measure of success of these transformation partnerships is that people can see and feel improvements being made in their local area – there are already excellent examples of this across the country and this money will allow them to go further and faster.”

NHS England Chief Executive Simon Stevens said: “Today we’re firing the starting gun on the first wave of major service upgrades and care redesign which will benefit people living in counties, towns and cities across England. 

“For patients it’ll mean easier GP appointments, modern A&Es, and better cancer and mental health care. For staff, we’re putting our money where our mouth is in backing these practical plans developed by doctors, nurses and local NHS leaders. This is the first down payment of much needed investment in modern equipment and NHS facilities, with more promised in the Autumn and beyond. Today is proof positive that when you back the NHS with investment, both patients and taxpayers see the practical benefits.”

Last Modified 20/07/2017