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Health minister Jeremy Hunt visits Harlow

News / Fri 12th May 2017 at 10:45am

Jeremy Hunt

By Trudy Harper

CONSERVATIVE Health minister, Jeremy Hunt made a flying visit to Princess Alexandra Hospital in Harlow today (Friday).

He made a private visit to the “outstanding” maternity wing of the hospital.

Afterwards, he stepped out to speak to the press.

Robert Halfon said, “One of my top priorities for Harlow is protecting our NHS. I’ve worked hard to secure extra funding and more doctors and nurses for our hospital.

Since 2010, Harlow hospital has had 27 more doctors and 35 more nurses. Our A&E saw 10,628 more people in under four hours last year than it did in 2009/2010.

I’ve also managed to secure a 6.32% funding increase for West Essex CCG for our doctors surgeries and, over the next three years, Essex will receive £49.9 million of additional Government funding for care.

I’ve made sure our NHS in Harlow is a top priority for the government and have had many meetings with the Health Secretary and the Hospitals Minister, both of whom have visited our hospital a number of times.

As well as more funding, I’ve also been working hard to campaign for a new hospital that is fit for the 21st century. This is something I will keep campaigning hard for if I am reelected on 8 June.”

On his third visit to Princess Alexandra Hospital, Health Secretary Jeremy Hunt said:

“The staff at the Princess Alexandra Hospital are working incredibly hard and doing an amazing job, but I saw myself how their working lives are made so much harder by the ageing facilities at the Hospital.

I heard today from Robert Halfon and the hospital leadership about the exciting proposals which are coming together to invest capital in upgrading these facilities, including the option of a brand new hospital.

These proposals are at an early stage but upgrading services on this important site will be a priority for a Conservative government if Theresa May is re-elected on 8 June.”

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1 Comment for Health minister Jeremy Hunt visits Harlow:

UKMaverick785
2017-05-12 12:50:58

Sadly he is one of the least respected Health Minister's of modern times. He lied about the weekend death rates at Hospitals time and time again. He has taken over from James Blunt as cockney rhyming slang and been awarded the Last Leg on Channel 4's "dick of the year" award! Not good! I also wonder why he always looks so shifty in interviews. Reminds me of a rabbit stuck in a set of headlights - who suddenly realizes that the car coming towards him is a Robin Reliant!

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