Dr Dan Poulter MP column: ‘Investment in NHS will aid mums-to-be and veterans alike’
Many of you will know, last September, I joined the Government as a Health Minister and I am pleased that the work I am doing in the Department of Health is also helping to improve NHS care here in Suffolk.
As an NHS hospital doctor who delivered babies on a daily basis, I am determined to improve maternity care for pregnant women, support new mums and families, and to give each and every child the very best start in life. So, in November last year, I set up a £25 million Government fund to improve maternity units across England, and I was delighted when Ipswich Hospital was awarded £700,000, and the Norfolk and Norwich Hospital £300,000 of this money by the independent maternity funding panel to improve their maternity facilities.
The wars in Afghanistan and Iraq have brought home to us the dedication and sacrifice made by our brave service men and women. Like many of you, I am a great supporter of our armed forces and of our East Anglian Regiment. I believe we have a moral obligation and a duty to look after those who have been injured in the service of our country, and as Veteran’s Health Minister, I was proud to announce that the Government will be investing £11 million to give war veterans with amputations access to state of the art prosthetic limbs which will enable them to walk up and down stairs and to run.
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