The big event last month was the Coronation of King Charles III and Queen Camilla in Westminster Abbey. It was an incredibly important moment in our history.
It was a fantastic weekend, with celebrations taking place up and down the country to mark this historic occasion. Locally, I attended the brilliant event organised by the Friends of Pinner Village Gardens and was pleased to see the spirit of the coronation being enjoyed by the community.
Elsewhere, it has been a busy month both in the constituency and in Westminster, and I am pleased to share with you an important update on the construction of Hillingdon Hospital.
Readers will know the importance of the hospital for those right across Northwest London. I was elected on a manifesto that pledged to strengthen our NHS by committing to build 40 new hospitals across England by 2030. This includes the New Hillingdon Hospital, and I have been involved in a long-standing campaign to ensure that we see shovels in the ground at the site, previously pressing Ministers on this during Health Questions.
I am therefore delighted that the Health Secretary, Steve Barclay, has confirmed that the New Hillingdon Hospital scheme is making progress. Construction work is expected to commence in mid-2025 once further enabling work has been carried out. I have been assured that existing facilities will remain open during construction, which will lessen the disruption for those currently receiving treatment at Hillingdon Hospital.
This is fantastic news for residents served by Hillingdon Hospital, and for all those involved in the campaign.
Away from this development, I have continued to host my regular surgeries across the constituency. As ever, I am grateful to the teams at Maison du Soleil in Ickenham and Morrison’s Café in Hatch End, and to Cofix in Northwood who were excellent first-time hosts this month.
If you would like to make an appointment to meet with me at a future surgery, please email my office or telephone 0203 545 2462.
First published: My Local News, June 2023