Healthcare: Heart and Lung Services

18th July 2017
Responding to the national NHS Consultation on heart and lung disease services, Witham MP, Priti Patel, has asked Mr Simon Stevens, Chief Executive of the NHS, to support local plans to develop much needed heart and lung services in Mid and North Essex. 
 
The proposals set out in the NHS consultation document will remodel cardiology services for children and adults in the Royal Brompton Hospital, London – the nearest acute provider for Witham residents for interventional surgical correction to the heart and lungs.
 
“Many residents have contacted me with praise for the care that they, or a loved one, have received from this highly commended Hospital. Some of these patients are children who still requiring ongoing treatment.
 
The fact is that there is no local provider for critical patients that matches the acute, high skilled and respected level of service the Royal Brompton offers. With the NHS looking to make changes, I expect them to bring services closer to Witham’s residents or make it easier for them to access.
 
Witham’s population is set to dramatically increase due to a rising birth rate, inward migration and new housing developments. The local population is also set to get older, and the number of patients with heart and lung disease is also growing. It is necessary to meet growing patient needs that the NHS supports local plans and enhances services at our hospitals.”
 

A12/A120 Consultations

Strategic Road Network Consultations

There are two important consultations running at the moment on key strategic road infrastructure improvements - the A12 widening scheme and the upgrading of the A120. Priti has been campaigning to secure new investment in these roads and has welcomed the consultations taking place. Members of the public can review the proposals for the A12 and A120 at the weblinks below, attend consultation events, and respond to the consultation. Feel free to also contact Priti by email to: WithamMP@parliament.uk with your views too.

Widening the A12

Upgrading the A120

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