Better care at Croydon’s hospitals

I successfully lobbied the Health Secretary for the £25 million needed for a new A&E department at Croydon University Hospital (Mayday). The Health Secretary agreed, and the new A&E was officially opened in May 2019. The new A&E will give the hospital almost twice as much space to provide better care for patients. The new A&E also has more private and better facilities for patients, as well as better treatment for children.

Purley War Memorial Hospital is also looking after people better. In 2014 Purley Hospital entirely cut the morning opening hours of its Minor Injury Unit / GP Hub. I campaigned with local residents for the hours to be extended again. We succeeded in 2017 and the Unit is open 8am to 8pm every day of the year, ready to treat everything short of a fracture.