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.



Memory cafe launch in Pembury

Greg was delighted to attend the launch of Pembury's new memory cafe at the Baptist Church recently. The cafe is specifically for those living with dementia, strokes and acquired brain injuries.

Greg visits Hospice in the Weald

Greg enjoyed a visit to Hospice in the Weald recently where he met the Chief Executive Nick Farthing, Clinical Director Jan Thirkettle and Tor Edwards, Development and Communications Director.

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.