15 June 2022
Dunne calls on NHS to speed up decision-making process for capital funding

Speaking at Prime Minister’s Questions, Philip Dunne calls on the NHS to speed up the decision-making process for capital funding as delays to the NHS Transformation Programme in Shropshire are holding back hospital services.

Philip Dunne (Ludlow) (Con)

Q13. My right hon. Friend may be aware that the Shrewsbury and Telford Hospital NHS Trust has recently submitted a revised outline business case in support of its £312 million capital allocation made by the Department of Health and Social Care four years ago. Does he agree that, in order to make progress and complete the ambitious hospital building programme, the NHS decision-making processes need to be not only levelled up, but speeded up? (900557)

The Prime Minister (Boris Johnson)

My right hon. Friend certainly speaks for many in this House in wanting faster decisions on planning and the NHS, and that is what we are doing. We are pushing through, as he knows, 40 hospitals by the—[Interruption.] Forty hospitals we are building, and what that needs is the funding. I tactfully point out again that Members on the Opposition Benches are bellowing away, but they voted against the extra £39 billion that we are putting in.