It was great to visit the ongoing redevelopment of the A&E Department at Great Western Hospital along with North Swindon MP Justin Tomlinson last Friday.
It is a huge expansion inside in terms of space and quality of facilities. Designed by the clinicians from the department, this will be a state-of-the-art experience for all of us who use A&E in the future, with dedicated rooms and much more space for more patients to be treated quickly.
Alongside the Urgent Treatment Centre opened in 2022, this will mean a comprehensive service at GWH for all types of patients.
The new A&E Department will also mean a release of more space for other facilities within the hospital site.
That's as a result of the Conservative government investment of £26m, which is the biggest single investment in the hospital's history, and it is going to be open later this year.
This comes on top of the £18.4m government investment in the new Radiotherapy Centre at the GWH site.
I'm proud to have campaigned to make this happen along with Justin Tomlinson MP. Thanks to the Conservative government, GWH is being transformed.