Local MPs Iain Stewart and Ben Everitt have shared their delight after the brand new state-of-the-art Maple Centre opened at Milton Keynes University Hospital today (31st October).
The project was backed by £10 million of Government funding after lobbying from Milton Keynes’ MPs and will provide better services for patients.
It will provide same day emergency care for patients and enable them to receive treatment without being admitted to hospital and includes a new 26 bedded ward.
The local MPs were given a tour of the new facility by the hospital’s CEO Joe Harrison and were impressed by the attention to detail in every aspect of the building.
Ben Everitt, the MP for Milton Keynes North, commented: “Firstly I want to thank the team at Milton Keynes University Hospital and those involved in the wider community for the exceptional work they have put into this project over the last few years.
“The building looks absolutely incredible and will provide a real boost to people receiving healthcare in Milton Keynes and will also be a positive step forward for staff working at the hospital.
“The Maple Centre will ease pressure on other parts of the hospital, including A&E, and is another important development for the future of healthcare in Milton Keynes.”
Iain Stewart, the MP for Milton Keynes South, said: “I welcomed the opportunity to have a tour of the Maple Centre prior to its opening and I was seriously impressed at this new facility.
“The Maple Centre will be a real asset to Milton Keynes University Hospital, helping Milton Keynes residents to get the care that they need.
“I want to put on record my thanks to the team at Milton Keynes University Hospital for making this possible!”