A 'health'-y afternoon with Andy!
Last Thursday (12th December 2013) I was thrilled to welcome Andy Burnham MP to my constituency. As Shadow Secretary of State for Health, Andy visited Rotherham Hospital for a photocall to support the Labour-Union campaign to keep services local (and here we are, pictured outside the main entrance). We then went to my office to hear Stuart Lakin (Head of Medicines Management, Rotherham CCG) talking about the NHS Rotherham Prescribing projects and visited Voluntary Action Rotherham (VAR) to meet telephone operators and community groups that deliver the Social Prescribing Scheme service.
Andy finished his visit at Breathing Space, which offers specialist medical treatment for people in Rotherham with respiratory conditions, speaking to Dr. Miles and Peter McNestry from the Coalfields Trust about the help they can offer.
All in all, a highly successful whistle-stop tour where Andy expressed his admiration for those working in health-related fields in Rotherham for the good of others.