900 more NHS hospital beds
Today the government announced £250 million of investment to create 900 new NHS beds in England, boosting healthcare capacity ahead of the winter and delivering on our priority to cut waiting lists.
- To deliver on our priority to cut NHS waiting lists, we must ensure the NHS has the resources it needs to deal with winter pressures and deliver quality and timely care.
- That is why, alongside record NHS funding, we are investing £250 million to increase NHS capacity as part of the Urgent and Emergency Care Recovery plan. This will create 900 beds, which includes over 60 immediate care beds, as we work toward our target to deliver an additional 5,000 permanent beds across the NHS.
- This funding will help the NHS to deal with a change in demand for care over the winter months and deliver on our priority to cut waiting lists to ensure everyone can get the care they need.