New Hospital

1st October 2019

Epping Forest MP Dame Eleanor Laing has been praised by Health Minister Edward Argar for her "incredibly hard work" in campaigning for a new hospital to be built in Harlow.

Mr Argar was speaking in reply to Harlow MP Robert Halfon who has long campaigned for a new hospital and health campus in the town.

Mr Halfon, speaking in the House of Commons, said: "I, alongside my wonderful Right Hon. Friend, the Member for Epping Forest (Dame Eleanor Laing MP) and my Hon. Friend, the Member for Hertford and Stortford (Mark Prisk MP), have been campaigning hard for a new hospital in Harlow, and we are delighted by the Minister’s announcement that we will now be getting it."

Princess Alexandra Hospital NHS Trust has been named among six hospital trusts to benefit from £2.7bn of Government funding.

Mr Halfon also paid tribute to the "incredible domestic and support staff, the nurses, doctors and consultants, and the management team, led by the chief executive Lance McCarthy, because for years they have done an incredible job, against the odds, in a building that was not fit for purpose". 

Mr Argar said: "I am grateful to my Right Hon. Friend, who is right to highlight the work for his local hospital by our Hon. Friend, the Member for Hertford and Stortford, and by the Right Hon. Member for Epping Forest who, given the nature of her office (as a Deputy Speaker), may not speak but works incredibly hard for her constituents on this."  

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