HOSPITALS In England set to receive £850m revealed

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Twenty hospitals in England due to receive an extra £850m funding for upgrades to outdated facilities and new equipment have been revealed.

Prime Minister Boris Johnson will formally announce the plans – part of NHS spending pledges totalling £1.8bn – at a Lincolnshire hospital on Monday.

Projects the £850m will pay for include a new women and children’s hospital in Cornwall.

But a healthcare charity said the money risked being a “drop in the ocean”.

The funding pledge comes during a week of health policy announcements by the government, with Health Secretary Matt Hancock expected to announce pension changes aimed at ending staffing problems.

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