£100,000 worth of funding from Government as MP's Campaign to see Thornbury Health centre re-development takes next step forward.

Luke Hall, Member of Parliament for Thornbury and Yate, has welcomed the announcement of funding for a study into the proposed redevelopment of Thornbury Health Centre.

Confirmed by NHS England, the £100,000 will provide invaluable funding for a study into the logistics and possibility of rebuilding Thornbury Health Centre, marking another key moment in Luke’s campaign to see improved health services in the community.

Although the funding does not guarantee the development will go ahead, Luke and Conservative South Gloucestershire Councillors have stated they take great confidence from the announcement and believe the funding is an acknowledgement that Thornbury Health Centre requires attention.

Having already secured for the Secretary of State for Health, Jeremy Hunt MP, to visit Thornbury to discuss the campaign, Luke has expressed his pleasure at how quickly the campaign is progressing. The redevelopment of the health centre was a core initiative within Luke’s local plan, with increasing waiting times and lack of update facilities of primary concern to Luke.

The local MP said; “This feasibility study funding marks a real step forward for healthcare in our community. I am delighted that we have been able to secure the £100,000 to investigate the best way forward. We will then be sharing the results with the health secretary and the community in the new year”.

To seek Luke raise the Hospital and Health centre with the Secretary of State please follow this link; http://parliamentlive.tv/event/index/3d306569-d388-4e89-8858-026823dc94ab?in=12:20:33&out=12:21:12