Health secretary to promise £240m in hope of staving off another winter crisis
The government is set to inject an emergency £240m into the social care system in an attempt to ease pressure on the NHS this winter and stave off crisis in the ailing sector, which has endured a £7bn budget cut in England since 2010.
In a speech on Tuesday at the Conservative party conference, the health secretary, Matt Hancock, will announce the funds are intended to prevent unnecessary admissions and get people home quickly when they are medically fit to leave hospital.
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