A focus on healthcare and community services

I am campaigning for:

- funds for a new health centre on the St George's Hospital site in Hornchurch to reduce pressure on Queen's Hospital.

- improved patient care at Queen's Hospital, Romford, as it continues its journey out of special measures. 

- better integrated primary and social care for our growing elderly population, working with local charities, support groups, council and NHS.

- improved access to drugs for constituents with rare conditions.

- better training facilities to ensure North East London has the next generation of doctors and nurses to serve our growing population.

 

News

First Older People's Fair a hit with residents

This afternoon we hosted our first-ever Older People's Fair at Queen's Theatre, Hornchurch, to bring together a huge range of support groups from across Havering.

Health Minister visits Hornchurch to get moving on new health centre

Health Minister, Chris Skidmore MP, visited Barking Community Hospital and the former St George’s Hospital site, Hornchurch, on Friday to talk to me and NHS Commissioners about how to get moving immediately on delivering the new St George’s Health and Wellbeing Centre on Suttons Lane.

Why the new St George's Health and Well Being Hub is so important

Yesterday the good news was confirmed by the Prime Minister that a new £17m, c4000 square metre Health and Well Being Hub will be funded on the former St George's Hospital site. This follows months of intensive campaigning in Westminster by me and my team to get Ministers to think again after an

Changing Places Awareness Day

Today is Changing Places Awareness Day, which highlights the campaign for fully-accessible Changing Places toilets across the country. 

Disability news - adapting homes and offices

This week I was readopted as Secretary to the All-Party Parliamentary Group (APPG) on Disability, and the APPG was alerted to a new government consultation on how to reduce the number of people losing their jobs due to ill health. 

Local care business, Radfield, wins FSB award

This morning I visited Radfield Home Care Havering at their Hornchurch offices to learn about their business and congratulate them for winning FSB London Family Business of the Year award.