I know many local residents really appreciate the services that are available on the Mount Vernon Hospital site but we need to be honest with ourselves with how this site will function going forward. Many of the buildings are in a poor state of repair and I want to ensure the site has a place in our community for a long time to come.
In particular the Mount Vernon Cancer Centre is a hugely valued local service and I know there are now doubts over it's future. There is an ongoing review into the future of the service and changes are already starting to be made. I will be following this closely and want to ensure that we do not loose this crucial local cancer service as the review develops.