Medical equipment loan to help cover shortfall in health sector

Medical equipment loans are the latest way the UK government is trying to help the health sector.

The UK’s Department of Health has been able to help by allowing businesses to borrow up to £3,000 from the National Health Service (NHS).

Health minister Simon Stevens said the loan was a response to the “severe financial pressures” facing businesses.

“This loan will enable us to fund the construction of medical equipment, including the supply of equipment, and will help us meet the needs of patients and staff who are struggling to get on the housing ladder,” he said.

He said the money would go towards “essential supplies, including medical equipment”.

The NHS is the largest provider of health equipment to businesses and households.

Mr Stevens said it would be possible for businesses to use the loan to buy up equipment they were already using, rather than making loans.

In a statement, a spokesman for the Department of Business, Innovation and Skills said: “We want businesses to have the confidence to invest in UK health and it’s important for them to be able to do so in a secure and affordable way.”

This £3m loan will allow businesses to build up a business plan for how they plan to use this loan.

“We will work closely with the private sector to ensure that it can continue to invest to meet the long-term health needs of the NHS.”

The statement said the loans would not be available to businesses which already own equipment but could be used by businesses to buy equipment which was not currently available to them.

This means that businesses would not have to pay interest, but it will still be the case that the cost of the equipment is shared between them and the NHS.

The UK’s health service is one of the world’s best in terms of the quality of healthcare it provides, but the NHS’s financial crisis has meant it is struggling to pay staff salaries.

On Wednesday, the Department for Business, Innovations and Skills revealed that there had been a further £1.2bn of private sector funding for health over the last five years.

There are more than 1.2 million patients in the UK’s NHS.