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

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.

Ensuring everyone can get the vaccine

During today's Urgent Question on progress to understand and tackle covid-19 disparities experienced by individuals from an ethnic minority background, I asked the Minister how we will continue to support community leaders to ensure that the message gets through to every single part of our commun

Virtual Roundtable on Vaccine Rollout in Sutton

Tonight I held an online webinar on my Facebook page to discuss the rollout of the vaccine in Sutton, and in particular, to urge those from the BAME community to come forward and get their vaccine when they are called. 

NHS Dental Services

I met recently with the Chair of the Merton, Sutton and Wandsworth Local Dental Committee, Dr Dharmen Patel, as well as Dr Martin Skipper who is the Head of Policy for the LDC Confederation, to discuss support for NHS Dental Services during the ongoing coronavirus pandemic.