Comprehensive Spending Review Confirms St Helier Hospital Re-build on Track

October 21, 2010 1:00 PM

Health Minister and MP for Sutton and Cheam, Paul Burstow and Tom Brake, MP for Carshalton and Wallington have both warmly welcomed the Chancellor, George Osborne's direct reference, in the Comprehensive Spending Review statement today, to the guaranteed funding for St Helier Hospital.

Speaking after the CSR, Tom said, "Not only has the Chancellor confirmed that the pupil premium which will benefit many local schools is to proceed, not only has he confirmed that many billions will be available to renovate schools which again should benefit local schools, but he has also made it absolutely clear St Helier Hospital will get the money it needs to be re-built. This is a real victory for local residents."

Paul added, "We have fought long and hard with the support of local residents, patients, NHS staff and local Councillors to get the money for St Helier. The Chancellor has made it crystal clear the money is there. The Hospital Trust must now go full steam ahead to re-build the hospital.

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