• Seventy trusts allocated £56m between them out of £100m funding for A&E
  • Winners include Salford Royal and smaller trusts like The Princess Alexandra

Seventy hospitals have been allocated a share of a £56m tranche from the £100m of capital funding ringfenced in the budget for accident and emergency departments.

The funding was made available by chancellor Philip Hammond to help trusts fund upgrades to their A&E departments, such as onsite GP facilities and other streaming models.

Prior to Theresa May calling a general election on 8 June earlier this week, the funding announcement had been expected next month. It was brought forward just hours before election purdah began at midnight on Friday. It is not clear when the remaining £44m will be allocated.

The money is spread across a wide range of trusts – from large providers leading chains like Salford Royal Foundation Trust (£500,000) to some of the smallest NHS trusts such as The Princess Alexandra Hospital Trust (£952,361). See all the allocations in the table below.

Colchester Hospital University FT and Barking Havering and Redbridge Trust, which both received £1m, were among several trusts with well documented performance problems to secure funding.

A Department of Health statement said: “The funding will be used by hospitals to meet the 95 per cent standard… The plans outlined by trusts include primary care streaming and co-locating GP practices within A&E departments to ensure patients are treated in the most appropriate setting.”

The investment is part of the NHS’s A&E plan, which has an overall goal of getting the system to meet the standard for 95 per cent of patients being treated within four hours by the end of 2018.

System leaders have held up Luton and Dunstable University Hospital FT’s A&E model as an exemplar of best practice for a streaming model, however other models accounting for local differences have been given funding.

Trusts that have secured funding to upgrade A&E

Trust (hospital)

Agreed capital funding

Gateshead Health Foundation Trust


North Cumbria University Hospitals Trust


North Tees and Hartlepool Foundation Trust


Lancashire Teaching Hospitals Trust


Leeds Teaching Hospitals Trust


Warrington and Halton Hospitals Foundation Trust


Alder Hey Children’s Foundation Trust


The Mid Cheshire Hospitals Foundation Trust


Barnsley Hospital Foundation Trust


Doncaster And Bassetlaw Teaching Hospitals Foundation Trust


Northumbria Healthcare Foundation Trust


South Tees Hospitals Foundation Trust


Royal Bolton Foundation Trust


Salford Royal Foundation Trust


Wigan, Wrightington and Leigh Foundation Trust


Hampshire Hospitals Foundation Trust (Basingstoke and North Hampshire Hospital)


Gloucestershire Hospitals Foundation Trust (Cheltenham General Hospital)


Gloucestershire Hospitals Foundation Trust (Gloucester Royal Hospital)


East Sussex Healthcare Trust (Conquest Hospital)


East Sussex Healthcare Trust (Eastbourne District Hospital)


Surrey and Sussex Healthcare Trust


Great Western Hospitals Foundation Trust


Taunton and Somerset Foundation Trust


North Devon Healthcare Trust


Plymouth Hospitals Trust


Poole Hospital Foundation Trust


Brighton and Sussex University Hospitals Trust


East Kent Hospitals Foundation Trust (William Harvey Hospital)


East Kent Hospitals Foundation Trust (Queen Elizabeth The Queen Mother Hospital)


Royal Berkshire Foundation Trust


The Royal Bournemouth and Christchurch Hospitals FT (Royal Bournemouth Hospital)


Royal Cornwall Hospitals Trust


Royal Surrey County Hospital Foundation Trust


University Hospital Southampton Foundation Trust


Western Sussex Hospitals Foundation Trust (St Richard’s Hospital)


Western Sussex Hospitals Foundation Trust (Worthing Hospital)


Buckinghamshire Healthcare Trust


Royal Devon and Exeter Foundation Trust


Torbay and South Devon Foundation Trust


Bedford Hospital Trust


Milton Keynes University Hospital Foundation Trust


Northampton General Hospital Trust


The Princess Alexandra Hospital Trust


East and North Hertfordshire Trust


Colchester Hospital University Foundation Trust


James Paget University Hospitals Foundation Trust


North West Anglia Foundation Trust (Peterbrough City Hospital)


West Suffolk Foundation Trust


Cambridge University Hospitals Foundation Trust (Addenbrookes)


Ipswich Hospital Trust


Basildon and Thurrock University Hospitals Foundation Trust


Mid Essex Hospital Services Trust


Southend University Hospital Foundation Trust


Nottingham University Hospitals Trust


Burton Hospitals Foundation Trust


Shrewsbury and Telford Hospital Trust


Chesterfield Royal Hospital Foundation Trust


George Eliot Hospital Trust


Worcestershire Acute Hospitals Trust


Wye Valley Trust


The Dudley Group Foundation Trust


Heart of England Foundation Trust


Epsom and St Helier University Hospitals Trust


Kingston Hospital Foundation Trust


Lewisham and Greenwich Hospitals Trust (Lewisham)


Lewisham and Greenwich Hospitals Trust (Greenwich)


Barts Health Trust (Whipps Cross)


Barts Health Trust (Newham)


Barking Havering and Redbridge Trust


London Northwest Healthcare Trust