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.
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 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.
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 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.