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The government is rolling out plans to reduce demand on hospitals and emergency services by providing support for vulnerable people as soon as possible.
Rishi Sunak has been told by health leaders that a priority in mitigating the NHS crisis is to minimize pressure on ‘hot areas’. In particular, pressure should be minimized in accident and emergency departments, where long waits are common and ambulance lines are often hours long.
Ministers will announce on Monday that they will fund 150 new mental health facilities. This is seen as one way of providing care to patients away from the hospital.
A source close to Sunak said, “There are a lot of people who come to A&E who actually need help from mental health professionals.”
Around £150m of funding will go towards the new facility. This includes crisis cafés and spaces where people in police custody can get mental health treatment, and 100 new mental health ambulances that will allow professional staff to travel to those in need. will be
Prime Minister said: Too often we end up at A&E when we need professional treatment elsewhere.
“This vital funding will reduce pressure on emergency departments and free up staff time while ensuring they receive the help they need, which is a huge priority for the government this winter. ”
Health Secretary Steve Berkley added: “Medical systems face significant challenges this winter due to the rise in influenza, ongoing COVID-19 and the impact of the pandemic, so we will continue to ensure that people continue to receive appropriate professional care. is needed.”
Snack also promised reform of emergency services, but has not yet explained how this will work. to increase hospital capacity.
The government will help end the current wave of NHS strikes not only by reducing wait times, but by adding additional capacity to the system and improving working conditions for doctors, nurses and paramedics. Hope it helps. Cabinet ministers have been reluctant to propose wage increases to curb inflation and are keenly considering whether unions would consider a deal that would provide workplace upgrades at the lowest cost to the state.
Labor has blamed the NHS pressure on “13 years of Conservative mismanagement”.
Shadow Cabinet Ministers Yvette Cooper and Wes Streeting said in a joint article: Sunday Telegraph: “Only Labor understands what it takes to ensure that we all have the peace of mind that public services are there when we need them.”