I was born at St Helier Hospital and have experience working for our local NHS. I know how much you value our local hospital, so that is why St Helier will always be my top priority.
Using that NHS experience, I have been campaigning to get St Helier the funding it needs and I am delighted to say that the Conservative government recently announced that our local NHS would be getting the go ahead for a £500 million project to upgrade it's existing facilities and build a new local hospital to care for the sickest patients in our area.
This is excellent news for local patients!
What this means is:
- St Helier and Epsom Hospitals will both get the funding they need to properly refurbish and modernise their buildings, bringing previously unusable parts back into use to provide truly modern healthcare,
- A new hospital will be built locally to provide acute services like A&E and maternity, meaning for the first time, no services are being lost to Croydon or St George's,
- Our hardworking NHS staff get proper, modern facilities in which to work and care for patients,
- Patients have access to the best possible healthcare right here in Carshalton and Wallington!
The consultation on the site for the new hospital will begin very soon, and I would encourage all local residents to have their say.
After years of scaremongering and empty promises from other political parties, the Conservatives are delivering for our local NHS.
While others continue to fail to stand up for our NHS as they are too busy focusing on delaying or stopping Brexit, I will continue to focus on using my experience of working in the NHS to ensure that local people continue to have access to excellent local health and care facilities.
In addition, I will continue to work with the local NHS Trust to deliver on their ambitions, finally secure the long-term future of our local hospital and ensure that local patients get the best health outcomes available.
You can read more about the NHS' plans to improve healthcare in Carshalton and Wallington here.