Protect St Helier and build a new local hospital

As a former local NHS worker, I know how much you care about St Helier.

The Coronavirus pandemic has also shown how much we appreciate and rely on our local NHS.

Using my experience of working in the NHS we have secured the £500 million needed to upgrade St Helier Hospital and build a new local hospital, so local residents and staff get the best possible care whenever they need it. You can read more about the plans here.

I am also committed to improving health outcomes for local residents, whether that be in mental health, cancer, dementia, and much more. This page will update you on what I am doing to improve health outcomes for local people.

News

Ten Year Mental Health Plan

The Department for Health and Social Care has today announced a call for evidence to inform a new 10-year plan to improve mental health.

St Helier Hospital Update

ST HELIER HOSPITAL UPDATE!

The £500 million investment we secured not only ensures that our beloved St Helier Hospital is here to stay, but will also build a brand new hospital by the Royal Marsden in Sutton!

Getting the Booster jab!

I was delighted to receive my booster jab from Wallington Old Town Hall today! 

Supporting Local GPs

I'm delighted to support the Government's announcement of a new £250m Winter Access Fund to help patients with urgent care needs to get seen when they need to by their GP.

Cancer Diagnostics and Treatment

I've spoken this afternoon with the Royal College of Pathologists and Macmillan Cancer Support to discuss the ongoing backlog around cancer diagnostics and treatment as we emerge from COVID restrictions.

Visit to St Nicholas Centre Vaccination Site

This morning I had the opportunity to visit the new COVID vaccination site at the St Nicholas Centre in Sutton, and see how brilliantly prepared our local teams are in their fight against coronavirus.

Rethink Mental Illness

This morning I met with Jonathan Moore and Daniella Fox from Rethink Mental Illness to discuss the importance of investing in mental health social care following the Coronavirus pandemic.

Supporting those with dementia and their families

Today I met with Wallington resident Cassie Swift, who I reached out to after reading her moving article in the Sutton Guardian about her mother’s Alzheimer’s vascular dementia diagnosis.

Support for Local Pharmacies

This afternoon I met again with representatives from our incredible local pharmacies in Carshalton and Wallington following my recent contribution to the Westminster Hall debate on community pharmacies and the effect of COVID-19.

Support for Community Pharmacies

It was a pleasure to speak in the debate today on the important role playing by community pharmacies, especially as pharmacists really have been the unsung heroes of this pandemic.