Newspaper article Manchester Evening News

Pounds 23m to Improve Health and Social Care

Newspaper article Manchester Evening News

Pounds 23m to Improve Health and Social Care

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A HUGE swathe of Greater Manchester has been handed more than Pounds 23million to pump into health and social care services.

Council and health chiefs in Tameside and Glossop will be given the cash to improve and dovetail services for almost 250,000 residents.

The money - from NHS England - was handed to the Greater Manchester Health and Social Care Partnership as part of the region's historic Pounds 6bn devolution deal.

As the M.E.N. revealed earlier this year, Stockport will get Pounds 19m and Salford Pounds 17m respectively over three years.

Residents across Greater Manchester will eventually benefit from the cash as care is standardised across the region, which has been allocated a total of Pounds 450m Town hall and health bosses plan to care for people closer to home and the cash will be used to give patients better access to GPs, pharmacies and community care; improve mental health services; and reduce the length of time patients needlessly spend in hospitals. …

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