Baroness McIntosh of Pickering – 2016 Parliamentary Question to the Department of Health

The below Parliamentary question was asked by Baroness McIntosh of Pickering on 2016-02-23.

To ask Her Majesty’s Government what estimate they have made of the cost to the NHS of opening hospitals seven days a week.

Lord Prior of Brampton

The Spending Review provided the National Health Service in England with £10 billion in real terms additional funding by 2020-21. This fully funds the NHS’s Five Year Forward View, including delivering urgent and emergency hospital services which are of the same high quality at the weekend as during the week.