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Matt Hancock visits Hinckley District Hospital

Posted on February 01, 2019

On February 7th Matt Hancock, Secretary of State for Health and Social Care, visited Hinckley District Hospital, to discuss in more detail how the £8m investment announced in December will benefit the local health services and increase the care provided within Hinckley and Bosworth. 

Caroline Trevithick, West Leicestershire CCG’s Interim Accountable Officer, has thanked Alliance staff for their support on the day: “I wanted to thank you and all the LLR Alliance staff present on the day for helping to ensure that the visit went so smoothly. The Secretary of State was very impressed with our plans for the £8m investment and let us know how much he enjoyed the tour and hearing about some of the challenges faced by the hospital. 

“I also wanted to thank your staff for being so good in the face of potential disruption to clinics and patients. We couldn’t have pulled off such a successful visit without their support and professionalism, so please pass on my thanks to Judith Spears, Andy Lowe, Charlie Carr, Emma Stamp, Debra Perry and the Outpatients reception staff.” 

The Secretary of State was taken on a tour of the hospital to show him the challenges faced by staff working there and why the facilities need the investment. Mr Hancock commented that it was great to be able to visit a community-based hospital, and he was keen to find out how the local hospitals fitted into the overall picture of care for the people of Hinckley and Bosworth.