Frimley Park Hospital is rated as an Outstanding local hospital by the Care Quality Commission, much-loved by our community. It’s particularly special to me as it’s staff saved my son's life, and I have raised money for the Frimley Park Special Baby Care Unit. Following the pandemic, it’s clear that we need the NHS more than ever, and my Conservative colleagues are wholeheartedly committed to providing the appropriate innovation and funding, and I’m supporting services locally.
A new Frimley Park Hospital: I'm backing Frimley Health NHS Foundation Trust’s bid to the Government’s New Hospital Programme for £1.26 billion in funding to build a brand new Frimley Park Hospital. I’ve been working with neighbouring Conservative MPs to argue the case for this significant investment to safeguard these crucial local healthcare services for generations to come.
Supporting GP Services: There are an estimated 23,000 more patient care staff working in general practice in constituencies across England than in 2019, and I have welcomed news that there are 50% more doctors, nurses and other patient care staff working in general practice in Surrey Heath. This includes roles such as dispensers, health care assistants, phlebotomists, pharmacists, physiotherapists, podiatrists, therapists and others. I recognise, however, that many patients continue to experience difficulty in accessing appointments and services, and I am continuing to be in touch with healthcare providers about the provision of local services.
Better mental health services: I’ve been arguing for better support for child and adolescent mental-health care, and I'm encouraged that there is now £1.4 million in Government funding for The Pioneer Project in Frimley, a short-stay residential unit for children and young people in mental health crisis. This helps to secure crucial and much-needed support, and I will continue to work with colleagues to secure further improvements.