Tom Brake MP visited St Helier Hospital with Health Minister Baroness Blackwood last week to highlight the £400-500 million needed to build a brand new, purpose-built, acute health facility on the hospital site.
Carshalton and Wallington MP Tom Brake said:
"For decades, I have campaigned alongside local residents to protect St Helier Hospital and secure the funding it desperately needs. Every year that the Government stalls making a decision, the cost of building a new acute facility goes up £30 million! The Government must act now and commit the cash needed to make it happen.
"The ongoing improvements at the hospital are a great step in the right direction, but they are just a drop in the ocean of what is needed to make St Helier the best it can be.
"Our local hospital has such hardworking staff who desperately need the state of the art facilities that will enable them to deliver the very best care for our community. That’s why I will continue to fight for St Helier, day in day out."
St Helier is currently undergoing a £28 million improvement programme which will see wards and buildings modernised.
This includes £12 million of work to replace the roof and over 300 windows and install a thick render to protect the hospital’s buildings from the elements.