I am absolutely delighted to have received confirmation that the Department for Health and Social Care is making in excess of £9 million available for a new health and wellbeing centre in Bromley town.
Working with the excellent Bromley Town Conservative councillors, this is an ambition I have been lobbying the Government on for some time. It will reduce the pressures that exist at our local facilities, improve service delivery for local patients, and make it easier for residents to see a doctor.
I am pleased the Health Secretary, Matt Hancock, has listened to the representations we’ve made, setting out this funding commitment in writing earlier this week (see below). The plans, which will create a primary care access hub similar to the one available at Beckenham Beacon, have my full backing, and I look forward to working with everyone involved to ensure the new centre is up and running as soon as possible.