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UHMBT awarded £34 million loan for improvements to hospitals

Aaron Cummins, Chief Executive of UHMBT

University Hospitals of Morecambe Bay NHS Foundation Trust (UHMBT) has been allocated loan funding of £34 million to improve its hospitals and infrastructure.

The money, which will be available over the next two years, will be used to upgrade operating theatres, replace a CT scanner and replace our ageing heating system with more efficient and environmentally friendly technologies.

Aaron Cummins, Chief Executive of UHMBT, said: “This is fantastic news for patients and is also a vote of confidence in our teams across Morecambe Bay. It is the result of a lot of hard work, not just now, but over the past five or six years.

“The announcement comes just a few weeks after the Government told us that we would be granted funding to begin to plan for new hospital facilities as part of the national Health infrastructure Plan.

“The £34 million is recognition that some of our buildings and facilities need urgent attention. It also means we can provide our patients with an environment that better reflects the standard of care that we provide.”

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