ECONOMIC SECRETARY TO THE TREASURY AND LOCAL MP BIM AFOLAMI VISITS PINEHILL HOSPITAL TO SEE HOW RAMSAY HEALTH CARE UK IS DELIVERING FOR PATIENTS
Bim Afolami MP, the Economic Secretary to the Treasury and Conservative MP for Hitchin and Harpenden has visited Pinehill Hospital to meet with doctors, nurses and wider staff, and learn more about how the hospital is delivering for patients across Hertfordshire.
Mr Afolami was given a tour of the hospital by Pinehill Hospital Director Duncan Barton and Head of Clinical Services Clare Granada to see the healthcare services on offer, which include orthopaedics, general surgery, diagnostics, cosmetic surgery and more to patients across Hertfordshire, Bedfordshire and the wider area.
The local MP found out more about the hospital’s relationship with the local Lister Hospital, and how Pinehill Hospital works together with the NHS to deliver for patients as part of the wider health community to provide additional capacity, and ensure patients can get the care they need, when they need it.
During the visit, Mr Afolami spent time meeting with staff on the wards, as well as in radiology, outpatients and bookings, and found out more about the work Pinehill Hospital does in the local community - including sponsoring the under 11’s girls side at Hitchin Belles Football Club and Hitchin Rugby Club. Pinehill staff also provide the local community with free Basic Life Support training.
Pinehill Hospital Director, Duncan Barton said,
“It was great to be able to welcome Bim to Pinehill Hospital to showcase our work and meet with staff across our hospital. Pinehill Hospital plays a vital role as part of the health community to deliver for patients in Hitchin, and across the wider area, so it was great to be able to showcase our work, and for Bim to hear directly from our team.”
Bim Afolami MP, Economic Secretary to the Treasury and Member of Parliament for Hitchin and Harpenden said,
“Making sure that people in Hitchin have access to the highest possible standard of local healthcare provision is one of my top priorities as the local Member of Parliament. I enjoyed a highly productive visit to Pinehill Hospital – finding out about all the work they do in our local community. I look forward to working closely with them as we make Hitchin an even better place to live, work and spend time.”
Pinehill Hospital is run by Ramsay Health Care UK, one of the leading providers of independent hospital services in England, with a network of 34 hospitals. These provide a wide and comprehensive range of specialised and efficient clinical specialties from orthopaedics and general surgery, to cardiac surgery and eye surgery.