At Prime Minister’s questions yesterday MP Tom Tugendhat asked about the funding of the new Combined Medical Facility in Edenbridge.
“This is a great project for our town which will transform our health services, including providing GPs with a modern practice. We have seen this year more than ever just how we need to invest in our NHS and health services, at all levels, ensuring all communities have access to modern services. I’m keen for a commitment that the proceeds of the sale of the existing hospital will all be invested in the new building. This is important because the existing hospital was gifted to the community in 1919 by Mr Mason, a local landowner, to care for our local troops following the Great War. So it’s right that NHS Property Services use this to fund the new building – and I wanted to make this point clearly. The Prime Minister knows this is a project I fully support and am working closely with the CCG on. Planning permission is now secured and contracts are being signed. I look forward to it opening.”
Click here to see MP Tom Tugendhat at Prime Ministers questions.