Our local health services are generally good but there are some areas where I am pressing for further improvements, including mental health services, especially for young people, and care for people with Alzheimer’s.
Greg has congratulated all the staff at the Maidstone and Tunbridge Wells NHS Trust after it was selected as a finalist for the Health Service Journal awards in the category of Acute or Specialist Trust of the Year.
Our GPs, hospitals and local NHS staff – supported by Tunbridge Wells Borough Council staff, the army and hundreds of volunteers – have done a magnificent job in getting almost everyone in the four most clinically vulnerable groups vaccinated.
Following the Prime Minister's announcement that England will be placed in another nation-wide lockdown, Greg wishes to reassure his constituents that he and his team are still on hand to help with any issues they may be facing during this particularly difficult time.
Vaccinations against Covid-19 began in Tunbridge Wells today, as constituents began arriving at the Abbey Court Medical Centre on St John's Rd to receive their vaccine. The medical centre is being used as a hub to treat the registered patients at nine surrounding surgeries.
Greg has used his regular column with the Times of Tunbridge Wells to acknowledge the serious impact Covid-19 has had on the mental wellbeing of many people and to urge anyone who feels as if they are suffering from mental ill health to not be afraid or embarrassed to seek help.