Milton Keynes MPs Ben Everitt and Iain Stewart have shared their delight after the Conservative Government approved funding to begin work on a new hospital for the city.
A new £200 million Women and Children’s Hospital for the city was confirmed in 2020 as part of the Government’s plan to build 48 new hospitals across the country, and the green light has now been received to begin preparations.
Health Minister Maria Caulfield wrote to local MPs Ben Everitt and Iain Stewart announcing funding had been approved to support the delivery of the scheme including survey works, planning and modelling.
Ben Everitt, the MP for Milton Keynes North, said: “I’m absolutely delighted we’re making progress on this £200 million investment into a new hospital for Milton Keynes.
“During the 2019 election I campaigned on a pledge for extra funding for healthcare in the city and that’s exactly what this Conservative Government will deliver.
“I’ve been working closely with Milton Keynes University Hospital and the Department For Health & Social Care on the scheme and will continue to do so.”
Iain Stewart, the MP for Milton Keynes South, commented: "It is brilliant news that the Government has approved the development funding for a new Women and Children's Hospital, the next step in making the new hospital a reality!
"I have long campaigned for Milton Keynes to have the right infrastructure in place to cope with the growing demand on our public services including healthcare.
"As the new hospital begins to take shape, I will continue to work with ministerial colleagues in DHSC as well as Milton Keynes University Hospital to make it a success."