Since elected I have continuously campaigned for further investment and better access to health services across our area.
I was pleased that Addenbrooke's received an additional £1.9 million to help Cambridge University Hospitals in autumn 2019, to help develop a business case for a fully redeveloped hospital. This is the first step towards a complete redevelopment which could begin as early as 2025. The new hospital would be part of a new system designed to integrate services across Cambridgeshire and Peterborough and would be located at the centre of the biomedical campus. The plans also includes provision for Addenbrooke's to provide an integrated system, making the sharing of data with local GPs easier, helping to create a modernised, world class hospital at the heart of our community. This is on top of the £100m announced to build a new children’s hospital on the Addenbrooke’s site.
Improving healthcare in Ely has always been one of my highest priorities, and I've been working with the local health authorities to increase the range of services at the Princess of Wales hospital. I am supporting plans for a £45 million upgrade, and am pleased that Cambridgeshire Community Services has now secured planning permission for the proposals. This will need funding and I am continuing to make the case to government to make this vision for the Princess of Wales a reality.