James Brokenshire MP, Member of Parliament for Old Bexley and Sidcup, has welcomed the official opening of the new Child Development Centre at Queen Mary’s Hospital to strengthen healthcare for younger people in the Borough. The new centre which will support children and families with learning difficulties and conditions on the autistic spectrum was officially opened by Olympic medalist Steve Backley on Friday. The facility compliments the work of the Children’s & Young Person’s Assessment Unit at Queen Mary’s which provides specialist non-urgent care for children supported by Paedeatric Consultants. The new service is being supported by Bexley Council and NHS Bexley.
James also joined the Leader of Bexley Council, Councillor Teresa O’Neil and Dr Howard Stoate of NHS Bexley at the opening ceremony.
Commenting James said:
“It is great to see enhanced healthcare services for children in this area. The new facilities at Queen Mary’s will help provide a ‘one stop shop’ for families, enabling children requiring more complex care to receive treatment in one place and in a more co-ordinated way. I am delighted that services are being strengthened at Queen Mary’s and this is a very welcome development in local healthcare”