Wednesday, October 20, 2010

Osborne confirms WCH rebuild is safe

I was delighted while watching the hancellor's statement today, in which he announced some very difficult decisions to tackle the government deficit, that he specifically confirmed that the West Cumberland Hospital rebuild and refurbishment will go ahead. (This was one of three hospital rebuild programmes mentioned in the speech.)

He also confirmed that total NHS spending is being protected from the cuts and will increase be more than inflation every year in this parliament.