Access to health services in the High Peak isn’t good enough. That’s why improving local access to healthcare is a top priority of mine. I have long campaigned for a major new healthcare centre in the High Peak. I am working closely with Derbyshire Community Healthcare Services NHS Foundation on a bid for a new major healthcare centre in Buxton on the old water bottling site near the railway station.
I am also backing plans to build new urgent care centres at Stepping Hill Hospital and Tameside Hospital, as well as campaigning for a new maternity unit at Tameside Hospital. Improving maternity services is an issue close to my heart.
I helped deliver a new specialist men’s mental health unit at Tameside Hospital and I’m working with the local NHS to deliver an additional women’s mental health at Stepping Hill Hospital.
Finally, I led the successful campaign to get the local mobile breast cancer screening unit reinstated to the High Peak. This unit is now back up and running, operated at 160% capacity of pre-Covid levels.