A BREXIT cash boost will help fund health care reforms that keep more patients out of hospital by treating them in their own homes, Theresa May has announced.
As well as improving patients’ health, the changes are also expected to cut NHS costs, free up beds and reduce waiting times. It is hoped the overhaul will also ease the pressure on over-stretched health service staff.
The extra funding will amount to £3.5 billion a year by 2023/4 but charities warned more cash would still be needed to solve the problems the NHS is facing.
Anita Charlesworth, research director at the Health Foundation, said: “This ‘new’ money will be part of the NHS funding settlement already announced, and so will mean hard choices for other areas of the health service that will get less growth.