Councillor concerned over loss of QA Hospital health funds

A COUNCILLOR says it is '˜hugely concerning' that Queen Alexandra Hospital has missed out on millions of government funding.

Wednesday, 10th May 2017, 3:05 pm
Updated Thursday, 11th May 2017, 10:49 am

The News revealed yesterday that the Cosham hospital had missed out on £7.6m worth of Sustainability and Transformation funding (STF) from the government due to ‘adverse financial and operational performance against trajectories.’

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City councillor Stephen Morgan who is Labour parliamentary candidate for Portsmouth South said: ‘This latest news – affecting Portsmouth’s already struggling health services – is hugely concerning. This is another example of the Tories failing our city and failing our NHS we all rely on.

‘Waiting lists are up, A&E services are in crisis and it is harder than ever to see a GP. Labour will have a moratorium on these STPs. These controversial plans, affecting the funding of vital services in our great city, are too often decided behind closed doors. It is a disgrace.’