Accident and emergency departments are to get a cash boost of £35,000 in a bid to further modernise the NHS.
The extra funding will pay for 47 schemes in 45 casualty departments to complete improvement and modernisation initiatives already underway.
The original A&E modernisation programme which was put into place in 1998.
The £115m which has already been invested has led to improvements across the service meaning better services for patients, safer working environments for staff and new ways of working within the NHS, according to Secretary of State for Health, Alan Milburn.
He said: “The extra £35 million will ensure that this is the biggest expansion and modernisation of A&E the NHS has ever seen.”