Stockport Lib Dems back new hospital bid

An announcement has been made by local Health chiefs that a bid is being prepared for a replacement for Stepping Hill Hospital through the government’s recently announced New Hospitals Programme.

Speaking after the announcement, Cllr Mark Hunter, Leader of the Liberal Democrats at Stockport Town Hall, said: “We welcome this news as a great opportunity to bring much-needed, new health facilities into Stockport. It is an acknowledgement by our health partners that, despite the sterling efforts of our dedicated medical and support staff, Stepping Hill Hospital is no longer fit for purpose. A new hospital would provide state of the art facilities which are accessible and avoid the resource-drain of the current, aging buildings. I hope the government will prioritise Stockport’s bid.”

Cllr Helen Foster-Grime, Shadow Cabinet Member for all health matters, added: “This is a highly competitive process, with only eight hospitals to be built in this funding round. We have an urgent need to replace our current hospital buildings but there are no guarantees that this bid will be successful. There is of course no detailed information about the proposed new hospital as yet. We look forward to further clarification in due course.”

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