Monday, 7 December 2009

Shadow Health Secretary in Rugby

Last week I joined Andrew Lansley on a visit to our local hospital, St Cross. Our commitment to the NHS will be fundamental to our campaign at the coming General Election, and I was keen to ensure that our Health Team are fully aware of the range of facilities and services here in Rugby. We met the trust Chief Executive, Malcom Stamp and were shown over the site by Hospital Manager, Carl Holland, Modern Matron, Judith Lewis and Non-Executive Director, Nick Stokes. Rugby Observer photographer, Jamie Gray, has kindly provided a photo of Judith making a point to Andrew just after we had been shown new and aditional toilets and bathrooms installed to improve patient dignity. Andrew raced off after the visit to get down to the BBC in London in time for the recording of "Question Time" which went out later that evening.