Greater Manchester’s hospitals will receive a £18million as the government works to prepare the NHS for the winter.

Prime Minister Boris Johnson says the money has been allocated to help hospitals “upgrade their facilities and improve A&E capacity”.

The Government has allocated £46.1million to 117 hospital trusts across the country, including 18 in the North West.

Greater Manchester’s hospital trusts will see £18,437,000 of the cash.

The Prime Minister said the money is NHS trusts to "upgrade their facilities and improve A&E capacity"

The money is part of part of a £300 million funding package to upgrade NHS facilities ahead of the winter, which in turn is part of the £1.5 billion additional capital funding already announced by the Prime Minister back in June.

Greater Manchester trusts will receive:

Bolton NHS Foundation Trust - £2,564,000

Greater Manchester Mental Health NHS Foundation Trust - £701,000

Manchester University NHS Foundation Trust - £4,861,000

Pennine Acute Hospitals NHS Trust - £1,921,000

Salford Royal NHS Foundation Trust - £1,441,000

Stockport NHS Foundation Trust - £3,611,000

Tameside and Glossop NHS Foundation Trust - £1,897,000

Wrightington, Wigan and Leigh NHS Foundation Trust - £1,441,000

Mr Johnson has urged people who need emergency treatment this winter to have the confidence to visit A&E department where strict social distancing and hygiene measures are in place.

The government says projects will be completed by the start of next year so hospitals benefit from the upgrades during the peak of winter.

The Prime Minister said: “We continue to deliver on our promise to build back better and faster, with £300 million allocated today for NHS trusts to upgrade their facilities and improve A&E capacity.

“These upgrades will help our fantastic NHS prepare for the winter months, helping them to deliver world-leading services and reduce the risk of coronavirus infections.

“Thanks to the hard work and tireless efforts of NHS staff throughout the pandemic, our A&Es have remained open for the public.

“It’s vital that those who need emergency treatment this winter access it, and for those who remain concerned about visiting hospitals, let me assure you that the NHS has measures in place to keep people safe.”

The funding is part of £1.5 billion of additional capital funding announced by the Prime Minister on June 30.

The remainder will be spent on progressing hospital building, enabling hospitals to tackle critical safety issues with their estate and replacing outdated mental health dormitories with single-bed accommodation across England.

The government has suggested that the the £46.1million could be used to expand waiting areas and increase the number of treatment cubicles, or to increase the provision of same day emergency care and improve patient flow.

Health Minister Edward Argar said: “Our NHS did an amazing job to ensure emergency care continued to be available for everyone who needed it during the peak of this pandemic.

“Today, we are announcing the details of the Trusts across the country who will receive a share of £300 million to upgrade their A&Es and support emergency care to help them to continue to deliver safe and accessible services throughout the normally busy winter period.

“This funding is part of our record investment in NHS infrastructure to ensure our health services continues to meet the needs of the present and to be fit for future demands placed upon it.”