Prime Minister Boris Johnson is being urged to reconsider after Halton was left off a list of hospitals to share a multi-million pound pot of cash.

Mr Johnson announced plans for £1.8 billion “one-off” investment in hospitals around the country.

But while some Liverpool city region centres got a windfall, Halton Hospital was not among those earmarked for cash.

Last year the Department for Health and Social Care rejected its bid for £40m which would have helped transform the Halton Lea site in to a £63m health and well-being campus.

The knock-back was despite Halton Lea having previously been designated as a site for one of ten healthy new towns in the country.

Weaver Vale MP Mike Amesbury said: “It’s concerning and frustrating that Halton Hospital has not been included in this apparent war chest of funding.

“This part of my constituency has significant health and social challenges and this funding is much-needed.

“I have called on the new Prime Minister to do the right thing and provide this investment which could be for the community and wider .”

Mr Johnson handed over £18m to “improve patient flow” in neighbouring Wirral by developing a brand new Urgent Treatment Centre at Arrowe Park Hospital.

Plus £33m has been given to Mersey Care NHS Foundation Trust to provide a new 40-bed low secure unit in Maghull for people with learning disabilities.

Mr Johnson revealed his plans for 20 hospitals set to receive funds from the £850m to upgrade “outdated” facilities and equipment when he visited a Lincolnshire hospital on Monday. He also confirmed a £1bn boost to NHS capital spending allowing existing upgrade programmes to proceed and tackling the most urgent infrastructure projects.