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Secretary of State visits local community services

Secretary of State Jeremy Hunt meets staff from Teddington Memorial Hospital's inpatient unit
Secretary of State Jeremy Hunt meets staff from Teddington Memorial Hospital's inpatient wards, along with Tania Mathias (Conservative parliamentary candidate for Twickenham), trust chief executive Frank Sims, and Pamela Bryant of the League of Friends of Teddington Memorial Hospital

Friday 28 November 2014

Staff from Hounslow and Richmond Community Healthcare NHS Trust were pleased to welcome the Health Secretary, Jeremy Hunt, to Teddington Memorial Hospital on Thursday 27 November.

The visit was part of a programme of weekly visits where the Secretary of State meets frontline staff and patients across the NHS.

Mr Hunt spent over an hour meeting with various frontline staff on the Grace Anderson inpatient ward, Walk-in centre and the multi-disciplinary team from the Richmond Response and Rehabilitation service.

Mr Hunt said "I was extremely impressed by the dedication, enthusiasm and compassion of the frontline staff at Hounslow and Richmond Community Healthcare NHS Trust. They are rightly focused on treating patients as individuals and supporting them to have the best possible experience within the service."

Frank Sims, chief executive of Hounslow and Richmond Community Healthcare NHS Trust said: “I am very proud of the standard of care and service that we deliver in the heart of the community at Teddington Memorial Hospital. We employ over 1000 local people across our services operating from Hounslow and Richmond serving over 500,000 people. I know our staff were delighted to meet with the Secretary of State and also to be recognised for their commitment.

"We would like to thank the Secretary of State for visiting Teddington Memorial Hospital and we hope his time with staff and patients provided some valuable an insight into the fantastic care that our staff provide for the local community."

Jeremy Hunt chats with the hospital's inpatient ward manager, Liz Riedlinger; also pictured local conservative candidate Tania Mathias
Jeremy Hunt chats with the hospital's inpatient ward manager, Liz Riedlinger; also pictured local Conservative candidate Tania Mathias
The Secretary Of State also met with the Richmond Response and Rehabilitation Team manager, Lucy Allen
The Secretary Of State also met with the Richmond Response and Rehabilitation Team manager, Lucy Allen, to hear about the innovative integrated care service