The Prime Minster has heaped praise on Milton Keynes University Hospital and its staff for improving clinical standards.
The praise came during Prime Minister’s Questions as city MP Iain Stewart highlighted the hospital’s plans to open a new ward, the building of the purpose-built teaching facility for doctors, opening later this year, and the imminent start of a cancer care unit.
Milton Keynes South MP Iain Stewart asked:
“Should the Prime Minister find herself in the vicinity of Milton Keynes over the next few weeks, may I suggest a visit to Milton Keynes Hospital where she will find rising clinical standards and investment going in like a new ward, a new medical school and a new cancer treatment centre?”
The Prime Minister Theresa May responded:
“I want to congratulate the staff at Milton Keynes University Hospital for achieving that rating though, as my honourable gentleman said it was backed up by significant investment. As we know between 2015 and 2020, half a trillion pounds is being spent on the NHS in England and it is only possible because we have safeguarded the economy over the last seven years… that is only possible in the future if we secure the strong and stable leadership our country needs.”
Neighbouring Milton Keynes North MP Mark Lancaster added:
“Iain and I have always made securing significant investment into MK Hospital one of our top priorities so I am delighted the Prime Minister has acknowledged that and the hard work going on by staff every day.
“We will continue to work hard and secure a bright future for our Hospital.”
The Hospital is expected to see approximately £60million worth of investment over the next three years.