Investing in Local Health Services

We need good quality health care. That’s why I have been campaigning for better access to GP’s and pushing for progress on the Horwich Health Hub to get facilities built. So we have more appointments at convenient times, giving you and your family the opportunity to see a professional when you need it most.

I have raised your concerns about GP access with the Minister in the House of Commons as wll as the Secretary of State as a member of the Health and Social Care Select Committee, particularly access in Westhoughton and Blackrod: 

The training and recruitment of more healthcare professionals is also hugely important, which is why I worked to secure funding for a new £40m medical college at the Royal Bolton Hospital. The Bolton Institute of Medical Science is opening later this year and will train the next generation of health professionals, benefitting residents across the area. 

I was delighted that a new £18.3m, state of the art operating theatre complex opened earlier this year at the Royal Bolton Hospital, which will enable an additional 5,000 patients to receive the treatment they need each year. 

Housebuilding and population growth is placing huge demands on local health services and I’m delighted that Horwich Health Hub will be opening later this year. I am now campaigning for the construction of a Health Hub in Westhoughton.  

For more information about what I have been doing to campaign for improved health services, see some of the news articles below. 


Horwich Health Centre progress

It is great to see more progress being made with Horwich Health Centre with the windows now being installed, along with internal fittings.


When completed, it will improve our local healthcare provision, which I know is so important to residents of Horwich.


Challenging the Health Secretary on local NHS performance

Leadership in healthcare has been devolved to the Greater Manchester administrative level through the creation of NHS Greater Manchester. I took the opportunity on the Health and Social Care Select Committee to grill the Secretary of State on our local Integrated Care System performance.