Positive AGM for local health Trust

Steve Brine hears news of new maternity services and focus on beating superbugs at Trust AGM.

Prospective Conservative MP for Winchester, Steve Brine, recently attended the Annual General Meeting of the Winchester & Eastleigh Healthcare NHS Trust held at the Royal Hampshire County Hospital.

Speaking after the meeting he said; “This was a really positive annual meeting, there are many good things happening at the Royal Hampshire which people will be pleased to hear about.  We have one of the best stoke care units in the country, an exciting new midwife led maternity unit to come online and the Trust are showing real ambition to improve areas such as car parking and the way they communicate with patients about their appointments.  But we can never afford to be complacent and there will be real challenges over the next six months as the Government spending increase we have seen in recent years come to an end.

“I think everyone will be relieved we have the new Chief Executive in place and I was pleased to hear that he places the fight against hospital acquired infections as an absolute priority.  People are rightly worried about the spread of MRSA and C-Dif and must be able to enter hospital with the confidence – not fear.  In my view, we now have to do everything we can as a community to ensure our local Trust achieves Foundation Status from the Government which will give our hospital and the staff working within it important freedoms to deliver more efficient and truly modern care, free from endless meddling by Ministers.”