10/02/15
We deserve MPs who will aggressively take the fight to the Department of Health to secure investment.

The local newspaper, the Citizen, has waged a  two-year campaign for a new city A&E. The investment will pay for a brand new ward block, new outpatient facilities, a multi-storey car park and a ‘common front door’ for the Urgent Care Centre and A&E to sit side by side.

We have seen the front page news (Milton Keynes Citizen) talking of a Milton Keynes bid to the department of health for £178 million expansion of the MK hospital.  Joe Harrison, the hospital’s Chief Executive, is quoted as saying; “The cash injection is likely to be given the go-ahead if everything falls into place following the end of the MK Healthcare Review”. He said: “It is an outstanding sum of money. If we get it, this will make sure we can provide care to a growing population for at least the next 20 years". The city-wide Healthcare Review is expected to begin public consultation in the summer.

Conservative MPs are of course entering into blatant electioneering.  Words like “backing the scheme” and “confident the bid will be won” are too lenient:  Milton Keynes MPs need to continue to fight for this and accept no compromise for the UK’s greatest model Garden City as a pre-requisite for continued growth.  This will take determination and resolve.