Long term plan will tackle Addenbrooke’s workforce challenges says Prime Minister
PUBLISHED: 16:36 10 April 2018 | UPDATED: 17:26 10 April 2018
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Theresa May thanked the hospital’s staff for their dedication over the past months.
Prime Minister Theresa May spoke of a long-term plans for sustainable NHS funding as she visited Addenbrooke’s hospital today (April 10).
She was in Cambridgeshire to announce a £75million investment in prostate cancer research.
The government is putting up £75million for a number of prostate cancer studies that will together involve 40,000 British men.
It’s a move to get prostate cancer, which affects one in eight men, treated earlier and faster. The aim, she said, is to find ways of ensuring we have earlier diagnosis. “Of course the earlier the diagnosis the better the treatment and the prognosis,” she said.
While at Addenbrooke’s she also took the time to meet with staff to hear of the challenges they face at Addenbrooke’s.
She thanked the hospital staff for their “enormous dedication” this winter, and spoke of the £10billion funding put into the NHS in November. Regardless, the hospital still reported Opel Level 4 - referred to as black alert, during which operations were cancelled.
She told the Cambridge Independent: “We’re aware of the requirements of the NHS. We’re aware of the challenge that there are. But I also want to ensure the long term review we’re doing to put into place a sustainable long-term plan for the NHS, which we will be producing later this year, is actually to enable the NHS to have an opportunity for longer term workforce planning. I think that’s very important.”