Evelina gets £2m windfall from bankers’ fines

News Desk (01 December, 2016)

The windfall was announced as part of the Autumn Statement

8631The Evelina London Children's Hospital (pictured)

 

Evelina London Children’s Hospital will receive a £2m windfall funded from banking fines after it was announced in the Chancellor of the Exchequer Phillip Hammond’s Autumn Statement.

The investment will provide funding toward both a new Fetal Cardiology Unit to diagnose heart problems in babies before they are born and Long Term Ventilation, Sleep and Neuro-rehabilitation facilities to provide care for children with complex, life-limiting conditions.

Marian Ridley, Director of Evelina London, said: “We are delighted to have received this funding from the Treasury.

“The Long Term Ventilation, Sleep and Neuro-rehabilitation facilities will provide high quality care to families in a ‘home from home’ setting.

“Our new Fetal Cardiology Unit will help us provide specialist fetal scans to 2,200 mothers a year with high risk pregnancies.”

The £2m announced means more than £7.5m has been raised toward a fundraising target of £10m, to help expand the hospital’s clinical facilities.

The news comes after the government also announced Guy’s and St Thomas’ Hospital and South London and Maudsley were awarded £11m in funding for clinical research facilities.

The funding from the National Institute for Health Research (NIHR) – which supports a network of Clinical Research Facilities (CRFs) across the UK – was awarded following a competitive bidding process.

Guy’s and St Thomas’ will receive £7m and South London and Maudsley £4m.

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