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.



Romford Recorder Column

Some of the hardest cases my team and I have dealt with since my election to parliament last year have concerned constituents who wished to highlight an illness affecting someone precious to them, or a time when a loved one did not receive the care they should have.

Local clergy visit parliament to discuss community services

This afternoon I welcomed a group of clergy to parliament from churches in Cranham, Upminster and Ardleigh Green in order to build a stronger link between our office and the local faith community, enabling them to highlight to us any problems brought to them by parishioners. 

Celebrating Eid in Harold Hill

My team and I had a wonderful time celebrating Eid with members of Harold Hill's Muslim community this afternoon at the Havering and Ilford Scuba Club just off Gooshays Drive. 

Visit to The Learning Centre, Harold Hill

On Friday morning the team and I visited The Learning Centre (TLC), Harold Hill, to meet Mick and Ann-Marie Spence, the dynamic family team behind the company. 

Asking about Isla at PMQs

Some of the trickiest problems we come across relate to getting hold of expensive experimental or relatively new treatments for constituents with rare diseases or illnesses where drug effectiveness has not yet been fully proven.

Health update - St George's and Queen's

Back in March, it was announced that NHS Property had sold the former St George’s Hospital site in Hornchurch to developer, Bellway, for more than £40 million.