The politician standing in for Grantham MP Nick Boles while he undergoes cancer treatment has paid a visit to the St Barnabas Hospice unit in Grantham Hospital.
Ben Bradley, who is also the Conservative Group Leader on Ashfield District Council, met with St Barnabas Lincolnshire Hospice CEO Chris Wheway and lead nurse Cathie Alcock.
He praised the “fantastic community-led care” provided by St Barnabas, which sees patients sent from GPs and community services given palliative care.
He went on to say: “This is a wonderful example of how collaborative working between the third sector and the NHS, who provide the nursing staff for the hospice, can have really outstanding results to both save money for the health service and provide a fantastic level of care. I hope the hospice will continue to go from strength to strength and I would love to see it continue to be a part of plans for our local health service going forward. In my mind the work St Barnabas are doing, including at this centre, is the embodiment of the ‘community care’ or ‘primary care’ that is going to be the focus of our local services in the future, working together to make the most of our resources with really positive results for patients.”