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.

 

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Your chance to help transform local stroke care

Stroke has recently made the headlines again as new figures published by Public Health England showed that more first-time strokes are occurring at an earlier age compared to a decade ago. The average age for men having a stroke fell from 71 to 68 years and for women, 75 to 73 years.

Greg visits Alzheimer's Society Day Centre

Greg met with the Chief Executive of the Alzheimer's Society, Jeremy Hughes, during a visit to their local day support service at Hazeldene House in Pembury.

During the visit, Greg also chatted to people with dementia and their carers.

Greg commented:

New contracts for young peoples' mental health services

Contracts have been awarded for two local mental health services – a new young people's mental health service and all-age eating disorders service – in Kent & Medway.

The organisation providing these two new services will be North East London NHS Foundation Trust (NELFT).