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eWWEHQ4z
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Stephen William Hammond
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<p>The latest data from Public Health England indicates that the impact of flu on healthcare services is at moderate impact levels for hospitalisations. Their weekly reports are published on the GOV.UK website at the following link:</p><p> </p><p><a href="https://www.gov.uk/government/statistics/weekly-national-flu-reports-2018-to-2019-season" target="_blank">https://www.gov.uk/government/statistics/weekly-national-flu-reports-2018-to-2019-season</a></p><p> </p><p>Each flu season is different, but this is below the impact level seen at the same time last year.</p><p> </p><p>As part of winter planning the Government has ensured all eligible groups are offered the most effective vaccines for their cohort. So far, the main circulating flu strain is well matched to the strains in the vaccines for this season.</p><p> </p><p>Departmental Ministers meet weekly with systems leaders in the National Health Service to ensure that services are equipped for winter to support those who need them. In addition, NHS England and NHS Improvement continue to monitor NHS performance daily. They are supporting hospitals nationally and, working with regional teams, will maintain a close grip and oversight during winter of their performance.</p><p> </p><p>Additionally, the Government has provided over £420 million for winter including:</p><p>- £145 million capital funding to hospitals for winter improvements - to upgrade wards and redevelop accident and emergency departments;</p><p>- £36.3 million has been invested into the ambulance services for new vehicles and ‘make-ready hubs’; and</p><p>- £240 million for adult social care – allowing councils to plan to provide care for 40,000 more people.</p>
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Department of Health and Social Care
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Stephen William Hammond
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