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Dorset has been awarded over £100m of capital funding by NHS England, which will enable it to invest in proposed major improvements to health and care services across the county.
The capital award to Dorset is one of only 25 allocations being made across England. It recognises Dorset’s progress to provide better care for local people through joined up working across health, social care and the voluntary sector.
Tim Goodson, Leader of Dorset Sustainability and Transformation Programme (STP) and Chief Executive of Dorset Clinical Commissioning Group (CCG) said: “The announcement that Dorset will receive this substantial capital allocation is a major step forward to improving the quality of health and care for local people.
“We have listened to what people have told us in response to the recent public consultation on the future of health services across Dorset and expect to make a decision at the September CCG Governing Body meeting. This investment means we will be able to take forward our plans with local people to transform our services across the county.”
The national announcement comes following visits to Dorset by both Jeremy Hunt, the Secretary of State for Health and Sir Bruce Keogh, NHS England’s Medical Director.
Issued on behalf of the partners in Dorset Sustainability and Transformation Programme: