Boris praises new hos­pi­tal ward

Uxbridge and South Ruis­lip MP opens fa­cil­ity and vis­its care home

Harefield Gazette - - NEWS -

THE MP for Uxbridge and South Ruis­lip Boris John­son toured some local fa­cil­i­ties and took time out of his busy sched­ule to open a chil­dren’s ward at Hilling­don Hos­pi­tal .

Mr John­son vis­ited his con­stituency on Fri­day Oc­to­ber 21 where he also paid a visit to res­i­dents of an Uxbridge care home.

The For­eign Sec­re­tary of­fi­cially opened the chil­dren’s Peter Pan wing, which is the chil­dren’s emer­gency and long stay ad­mis­sion ward at Hilling­don.

Mr John­son, who is the for­mer Mayor of Lon­don, said: “We’re go­ing to need great fa­cil­i­ties like this more and more, so con­grat­u­la­tions to every­one in­volved.”

The wing in­cludes en­suite rooms with space for pa­tients’ fam­i­lies, a ded­i­cated treat­ment room and a com­mu­nal room for teenagers with a TV and games con­soles.

Chief ex­ec­u­tive of Hilling­don Hos­pi­tals NHS Foun­da­tion Trust, Shane DeGaris, said: “This is a great ex­am­ple of our on­go­ing com­mit­ment to im­prov­ing women’s and chil­dren’s ser­vices, al­ready highly re­garded, and this sort of fa­cil­ity is the sort of tem­plate we want for build­ings like this right across the hos­pi­tal.”

Mr John­son also spent around an hour at Rye­field Court care home in Rye­field Av­enue where he chat­ted with res­i­dents.

Man­ager of the home Jane Jones said: “[The res­i­dents] re­ally en­joyed meet­ing him. He went straight to the res­i­dents and was mix­ing with them. He was re­ally down to earth and he was re­ally nice.”

The Con­ser­va­tive MP re­cently vis­ited Uxbridge to help cel­e­brate the 50th birth­day of a spe­cial school where he helped open a new sen­sory gar­den.

VIS­ITS: Above, Boris John­son vis­ited an Uxbridge care home and helped of­fi­cially open a chil­dren’s ward. Right, Mr John­son meet­ing res­i­dents at Rye­field Court

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