Grant Shapps MP checks up on progress at the QEII
Welwyn Hatfield’s Member of Parliament Grant Shapps took time out of his busy schedule recently to check up on progress of the new QEII’s building site.
The hospital campaigner and local MP has made no secret of his disappointment when the last Government decided to downgrade services at the current hospital and has lobbied vigorously to ensure that a new modern hospital will be completed by 2014/15.
After a meeting with Isabel Hospice, Grant thought it only appropriate to take see how far work on the site has progressed. Grant was pleased to see new fencing has recently been placed around the existing car park with a sign reading, ‘This demolition work is taking place to build a new temporary car park in preparation for the New QEII Hospital. Construction will start later this year.’
Grant said, ‘One of my concerns was that there could be a gap between the old hospital closing and QEII opening. The NHS has confirmed that there will be no break in service. I do hope that this is evidence that work will be completed on time, and in my capacity as local MP, I’ll do all I can to make sure this is the case.’