BEXLEY and Greenwich Health Authority is to receive a larger than average boost to its funds over the next three years.

The Government announced in the summer spending on the NHS would rise nationally by six per cent each year for the next three years.

Now the cash has been divided among the countrys health authorities, it has emerged Bexley and Greenwich will get an above average 8.5 per cent or £26.9m.

The increases coincide with reforms in the NHS.