Improving local health services

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.

 

News

Greg unveils new emergency facilities

Greg attended the official opening for two new emergency facilities at Tunbridge Wells Hospital today, marking the latest expansion to the hospital which first opened in 2011 - three years after Greg successfully secured the last funding for a new hospital before the 2008 financial crash.  

A visit to Aspens

Greg was delighted to accept an invitation to visit Aspens, a charity that supports adults with learning disabilities based in Cornford Lane, Pembury.

Extra funding gives a booster to Cabs for Jabs

Anyone struggling to get to their vaccination appointment, either because they are shielding and can't use public transport or need financial help can now utilise the rebooted Cabs for Jabs scheme run by the TW Community Car Service. 

Greg thanks care home staff

During a visit to Fountains Lodge Care Home in Southborough, Greg took the opportunity to thank all the staff for everything that they did to help keep residents safe during the Covid-19 pandemic.

Greg breaks ground for medical student digs

Greg helped celebrate the start of construction work - just six weeks after planning permission was given - to build new medical student accommodation and an academic teaching building at Tunbridge Wells Hospital with a groundbreaking ceremony.

Greg opens new cancer information centre

Tunbridge Wells Hospital now hosts a new cancer information and support area as part of a joint project with the charity MacMillan Cancer Support. 

Covid Vaccine: walk-in appointments available

The Tunbridge Wells Covid-19 vaccination centre at the Army Reserve Barracks is offering walk-in appointments on Friday 23rd, Monday 26th, Tuesday 27th and Wednesday 28th July. No appointment necessary.

Greg receives AstraZeneca vaccine

Greg received his first dose of the Oxford/AstraZeneca vaccine today after receiving his invitation from the NHS to book an appointment last week.

Tunbridge Wells Hospital makes awards shortlist

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.