New MPs demand immediate action on Stepping Hill Hospital

9 Jul 2024
Lisa Smart MP, Sir Ed Davey, Stockport council leader Mark Hunter and Tom Morrison MP at Stepping Hill Hospital

New Liberal Democrat MPs Tom Morrison and Lisa Smart got down to business on the first day of parliament, writing to new Health Secretary Wes Streeting about the appalling state of the buildings at Stepping Hill Hospital.

They requested an immediate plan to address the years of failure to invest in the buildings, leading to the current state of the hospital.

Lisa Smart said: “This is about making sure that in future residents can go to Stepping Hill, and know that their care won’t be compromised by the state of the buildings.

“We want a positive relationship with the new Health Secretary, and we hope that we get a response that shows the new Government take this as seriously as we do. We’ll do whatever it takes to ensure that Stepping Hill gets the investment it needs.”

The two MPs also invited the new Health Secretary to visit the site, something that did not happen with the previous Government, despite the repeated incidents at the hospital.

Tom Morrison added: “I was elected with a clear mandate – get the Government to fix Stepping Hill Hospital. That’s why the very first thing that I did in Parliament was to demand action from the new Health Secretary.

“We need to see delivery, not promises.”

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