Sajid Javid, the Health Secretary, was in Milton Keynes today visiting the hospital to see the progress on the new £10 million Maple Unit funded by the Conservative Government.
Javid was joined by Milton Keynes North MP Ben Everitt, Milton Keynes University Hospital CEO Joe Harrison and the new CEO of NHS England Amanda Pritchard to see the new facility.
The Maple Unit will provide improved integrated access to primary care, community and mental health services and social care for patients with complex or multiple needs who attend A&E, and will have 26 new beds and 16 assessment rooms.
One other topic of discussion was the plans for a new £200m Women and Children’s Hospital which has been campaigned for by both local Conservative MPs, Ben and Milton Keynes South MP Iain Stewart.
Ben Everitt, the MP for Milton Keynes North, said: “It was fantastic to have Sajid Javid in Milton Keynes to see for himself the incredible work Joe and the team are doing at MKU Hospital.
“I’m delighted he was able to see the construction underway on the new £10 million Maple Unit and also to discuss the Women and Children’s Hospital which is going to be vital for the future of healthcare in Milton Keynes.”