Mr Hunt and Mr Johnson, MP for Uxbridge and South Ruislip, heard about the proposals for redevelopment of the hospital from the Trust’s Chief Executive Shane DeGaris, and Chairman Richard Sumray, Brunel University London Vice Chancellor, Julia Buckingham and Central and North West London NHS FT Director of Strategy, John Vaughan.
Secretary of State for Health Jeremy Hunt said: “It was a pleasure to visit Hillingdon Hospital and meet staff working in their A&E Department. I’d like to thank them for their service during one of the busiest weeks of the year.”
Mr Hunt was also brought up to speed about the growing partnership between the Trust, CNWL and Brunel, which will further develop education and training of clinical staff and expand health research and innovation for the future.
The partnership launched an Academic Centre for Health Sciences in December.
The Health Secretary and Mr Johnson then paid a visit to the hospital’s A&E Department to speak to staff.
Mr Hunt said: “The Trust’s partnership with Brunel University and Central and North West London NHS FT is an excellent example of local collaboration and innovation. I look forward to seeing it bring further benefits in terms of developing clinical education and expanding medical research.”
Trust Chairman Richard Sumray said: “We were delighted to be able to share our vision with the Minister and let him see first-hand the fantastic work of our Emergency staff at an extremely challenging time.”
The visit to Hillingdon was one of a series the Secretary of State has been making to hospital trusts in London last week.
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