Member of Parliament for Central Suffolk and North Ipswich, Dr Dan Poulter, has welcomed the refurbishment of Hartsimere Hospital in Eye, after attending the official opening of the new community facility.
Hartismere was closed as an effective community hospital by Suffolk Primary Care Trust in 2006. Upon hearing about its closure, Dr Poulter took over the campaign to reopen it, initially led by former MP Sir Michael Lord, and, working with the local community, helped to secure £1.5 million of funding to complete its refurbishment.
Work to revitalise the community hospital began in March 2011, and the new facility will continue to house a mixture of community and specialist services, including podiatry, health visiting, continence, mental health, diagnostics, rehabilitation, retinal screening and more.
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Social Care Funding (17 Oct 2018)
Daniel Poulter: My right hon. Friend is right to highlight the link between healthcare and social care. If we are to care properly for people with the long-term conditions he has outlined, we need to have a more joined-up and integrated system. It is hard to deliver that when we have a taxpayer-funded NHS and a social care system in which many people now have to pay for their own care. In looking for a...
Offensive Weapons Bill: Ipswich-London Rail Fares (15 Oct 2018)
Daniel Poulter: I thank my hon. Friend’s welcome news on capping rail fares, but does he not also agree that it is difficult for customers to disaggregate the cost of the fare—those in Ipswich are very high per mile by national standards—from reliability and speed of service? Despite the cost of tickets from Ipswich, reliability and speed of service have not improved over the years....