MP Nusrat Ghani outside Crowborough MIU

Winter is a beautiful time in Wealden, but with periods of very low temperatures such as the ones we’ve seen at the beginning of the year, it is even more important to look after our health and to check in on vulnerable family, friends and neighbours.  Following the forums with local NHS leaders which I convened in Uckfield and Crowborough last year, I continue working with our health and care teams to get regular updates on the delivery of primary care and emergency services in Wealden.

The Crowborough and Uckfield Minor Injuries Units are key services for Wealden residents, helping to relieve the pressure on A&E departments in nearby hospitals and I’m grateful for the continued work of Friends of Crowborough Hospital and the League of Friends of Uckfield Community Hospital for their ongoing support for these much-valued community assets.

continue working alongside both groups and the NHS leaders to explore opportunities for expansions to the current provisions available at both hospitals and to ensure that for the benefit of local residents, both facilities are used to their full potential.

In addition to our existing services, we’ve had some fantastic news for Mayfield last December, just before Christmas.  I was delighted to support Mayfield and Five Ashes Parish Council in making representations to the Department for Levelling Up, Housing & Communities and I’m thrilled that we secured £297,000 from the Community Ownership Fund.  This boost in funding is a fantastic win for the communities of Mayfield and Five Ashes and will help deliver the new combined community hall and health centre in Mayfield, replacing the existing Memorial Hall, which is beyond repair or refurbishment and cannot be made suitable for long-term use.  This much-needed asset will make a huge difference in the provision of medical services in Wealden and ensure GP practice teams can deliver a higher quality of healthcare for local residents. Moreover, it will also bring enormous benefits as a multi-purpose social hub, improving opportunities for fitness and social activities.

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