NHS trusts receive £260m of funding

Doncaster Royal Infirmary
Doncaster Royal Infirmary

TWO Doncaster NHS trusts are celebrating after receiving £260 million of funding contracts.

The awarding of year-long contracts worth £264 million was signed at Doncaster’s emerging GP ‘commissioners’ monthly committee meeting.

The family doctor members of Doncaster Clinical Commissioning Group (DCCG) has played an important role in awarding the funding, which will pay for a range of hospital and community healthcare services for Doncaster’s 300,000 residents for the 12 months from April this year.

Over the coming year, a wide range of services with an overall value of £182 million will be bought from Doncaster and Bassetlaw Hospitals NHS Foundation Trust (DBH), which runs Doncaster Royal Infirmary and Montagu hospitals.

Similarly, some £82 million of mental health, learning disability and community services will be purchased from Rotherham Doncaster and South Humber NHS Foundation Trust (RDaSH), which has its headquarters at Balby.

The £182 million allocated to DBH Trust will pay for 70,000 outpatient appointments, over 28,000 planned operations – such as hip replacements – and more than 24,000 emergency hospital admissions.