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Barts Health and BHRU Hospital Trusts to receive extra £45 funding from Government


Boris Johnson in foreground, ambulance in background

Two of east London's largest NHS hospital trusts are to receive £45million of additional capital loan funding from the government to help complete building upgrades and buy new equipment.


The loans are part of a nationwide package worth £184million announced by the Department for Health and Social Care on Tuesday, October 22, which the 13 hospital trusts chosen will repay at National Loan Fund rates - the same rate the government's own borrowing is linked to.

Barts Health NHS Trust, which runs Mile End, Whipps Cross and Newham hospitals, will receive £35.8million, while the Barking, Havering and Redbridge University Hospitals Trust - which runs Queen's Hospital in Romford and King George Hospital in Goodmayes - will receive £9,012,000.