Councillor concerned over loss of QA Hospital health funds

Have your say

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

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.’

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.’