Mark Lancaster MP

26 APR 2017

PM Praises Staff at Milton Keynes University Hospital

The Prime Minster heaped praise on Milton Keynes University Hospital and its staff for improving clinical standards. 

The praise came during Prime Minister's Questions as MP for Milton Keynes South, Iain Stewart highlighted the hospital's plans to open a new ward, the building of the purpose-built teaching facility for doctors, opening later this year  and the imminent start of a cancer care unit.

Iain asked, "Should the Prime Minister find herself in the vicinity of Milton Keynes over the next few weeks, may I suggest a visit to Milton Keynes Hospital where she will find rising clinical standards and investment going in like a new ward, a new medical school and a new cancer treatment centre?"

In response the Prime Minister said, "I want to congratulate the staff at Milton Keynes University Hospital for achieving that rating though, as my honourable gentleman said it was backed up by significant investment. As we know between 2015 and 2020, half a trillion pounds is being spent on the NHS in England and it is only possible because we have safeguarded the economy over the last seven years... that is only possible in the future if we secure the strong and stable leadership our country needs."

Iain and I have always made securing significant investment into MK Hospital one of our top priorities so I am delighted the Prime Minister has acknowledged that and the hard work going on by staff every day.  The hospital is expected to see approximately £60million worth of investment over the next three years and we will continue to work hard to secure a bright future. 

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