Zac Goldsmith Joins NHS 70th Birthday Celebrations

On the 9th of July, Zac Goldsmith MP met with the Chief Executive of Kingston Hospital, Ms Ann Radmore, to discuss the provision of health services in his constituency.

Ms Radmore highlighted the Hospital’s recent improvements, particularly in treating cancer patients, for whom waiting times have significantly improved.  After recruiting 850 new permanent staff, the Hospital is relying on fewer agency staff which has also delivered efficiency savings.

Additionally, the Trust achieved all cancer targets in March, with performance 10% higher than both the regional and national position.  Ms Radmore updated Zac on the Trust’s plans for a sustainable future for the Hospital.

Following his meeting with Ms Radmore, Zac participated in the NHS’ 70th anniversary celebrations organised by The Friends of Barnes Hospital, where he spoke with the patients and the hard-working doctors, nurses, and staff.

Zac Goldsmith said: “The NHS is an unrivalled provider of healthcare, one of the largest employers across the world and unique in the challenges it faces.  Over the course of its 70 years of history, it has become a national institution, which every one of us has relied upon to deliver life changing care.”

“We are fortunate in Richmond Park and North Kingston to benefit from the wealth of experience at Kingston Hospital  which pre-dates the NHS.  I was delighted to be able to celebrate the NHS’ 70th birthday in my constituency and I am very grateful to the Friends of Barnes Hospital for inviting me and for all of the excellent work they do.”