Hospitals across Bucks are being given nearly £1 million to upgrade their facilities as the NHS prepares for winter - and the risk of further coronavirus outbreaks.

Buckinghamshire Healthcare Trust is getting a share of £300 million from the government to upgrade A&E.

Prime Minister Boris Johnson said the new funding could be used to expand waiting areas and increase the number of treatment cubicles, helping them boost A&E capacity by providing extra space, reducing overcrowding and improving infection control measures.

Bucks Healthcare Trust will get £900,000.

Projects will be completed by the start of next year so hospitals benefit from the upgrades during the peak of winter.

The PM said: "These upgrades will help our fantastic NHS prepare for the winter months, helping them to deliver essential services and reduce the risk of coronavirus infections.

"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."

Health Minister Edward Argar added: "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.

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