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

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. 

Hornchurch Baptist Church supports pioneering neonatal work

This morning I met Hornchurch resident and Imperial College researcher, Professor Hippolite Amadi, to discuss his work to reduce neonatal deaths in Nigeria and the tremendous support he has received for that work from Hornchurch Baptist Church. 

Fight for new Hornchurch health centre goes on

We plough on with our campaign for a new health centre on the former St George’s Hospital site on Suttons Lane, and today brought together two different parts of the NHS to try to work through some of the barriers to the development.

Welcoming the St Andrew's Escape Group to Parliament

Tonight I welcomed members of the St Andrew's Escape Group, Hornchurch, to parliament as part of their busy social programme. I hosted the group for a question and answer session about local issues and my work in parliament, before taking them on a personal tour of the Houses of Parliament.