SALISBURY Hospital to set to receive £2million to upgrade its accident and emergency facilities.

It comes as part of a £300million package announced by Prime Minister Boris Johnson, to enable 117 Trusts across the country prepare for winter.

Mark Ellis, Deputy Director of Finance at Salisbury NHS Foundation Trust, said: ‘We welcome yesterday’s announcement that Salisbury District Hospital will be receiving £2 million of additional funding to help upgrade our A&E department.

"This will help to ensure we can continue to provide safe and quality care to our local community.’

In a tweet, Salisbury MP John Glen said: " [I am] Delighted to hear that Salisbury District Hospital will get £2m as part of a £300m package for upgrades to A&E facilities across the country. "This government will continue to give the NHS the resources it needs in the months and years ahead."

Prime Minister Boris Johnson said: "We continue to deliver on our promise to build back better and faster, with £300 million allocated today for NHS trusts to upgrade their facilities and improve A&E capacity.

"These upgrades will help our fantastic NHS prepare for the winter months, helping them to deliver essential services and reduce the risk of coronavirus infections.

"Thanks to the hard work and tireless efforts of NHS staff throughout the pandemic, our A&Es have remained open for the public.

"It’s vital that those who need emergency treatment this winter access it, and for those who remain concerned about visiting hospitals, let me assure you that the NHS has measures in place to keep people safe."

Health Minister Edward Argar said: "Our NHS did an amazing job to ensure emergency care continued to be available for everyone who needed it during the peak of this pandemic.

"Today, we are announcing the details of the Trusts across the country who will receive a share of £300 million to upgrade their A&Es and support emergency care to help them to continue to deliver safe and accessible services throughout the normally busy winter period.

"This funding is part of our record investment in NHS infrastructure to ensure our health services continue to meet the needs of the present and to be fit for future demands placed upon it."