I am so proud of our local healthcare providers and workers. Over the last two years, they have worked so hard and sacrificed so much for our community - they deserve all of our support. But that does not mean we cannot do more for our area.
The pandemic underlined not only the dedication and skill of those in this sector, but also the necessity of a broader, more integrated health and care system. I want to build on this so our GPs and hospitals can offer even more for residents. We need more GPs, and better access to the ones we have, and to ensure all residents have access to the care they need. I also want to assure you that I am committed to ensuring the NHS will always be free at the point of use, and any proposed reforms will aim to continue to improve the quality of these services and patient outcomes.
Having successfully lobbied for £100 million in funding for a new Children’s Hospital, I'm looking to secure additional funds for specialist cancer and joints hospitals for the Biomedical campus. Specialist centres offer the opportunity to meld research and care - a whole new way of thinking that has the potential to help not just South Cambridgeshire, but the country.
We need to keep South Cambridgeshire healthy. That is why I am currently:
- Backing Cambridgeshire Children's hospital, and working on the feasibility of other projects for the Biomedical Campus, such as a Movement Centre
- Dealing with transport and infrastructure issues around Queen Ediths, securing access to the site for residents across South Cambridgeshire
- Fighting to secure a rise in local NHS pay to combat the increasing cost of living, already high in Cambridgeshire.
- Engaging with our thriving life science sector, with a new Life Science Forum providing a direct link to ministers and policy makers.
- Working with Action for Pulmonary Fibrosis to secure smooth passage of drugs for all PF patients.
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