Improving health and social care

I've been campaigning for better health and social care in our area, from the future of our hospital, to individual health conditions that affect residents of the constituency of Louth & Horncastle.


Changes at Louth Hospital

Following the public meeting that I arranged on Friday 5 October, I wrote to the Chair of Lincolnshire East Clinical Commissioning Group to raise the concerns that I share with local people about the future of Louth County Hospital.

Supporting Spilsby's Macmillan coffee morning

It was a pleasure to meet Spilsby residents at their Macmillan Cancer Support coffee morning.

I spoke to Macmillan Nurse, Caz Lewis, and event organiser, June Dales, about the crucial support that Macmillan provides for so many people at the most critical time in their lives.

Public meeting on Louth Hospital

On Friday I chaired a public meeting to give local residents their say on the future of Louth County Hospital.

#MakeBloodCancerVisible this September

September is Blood Cancer Awareness Month to #MakeBloodCancerVisible.

My constituent has made a blog about her journey with leukaemia. Such an inspiring story!

Action For Brain Injury with Jonathan

It was a real pleasure to join my constituent Jonathan, his mother Mary and his carer Tim in Parliament ahead of Action for Brain Injury Week.

A Real Health Boost for Lincolnshire

Victoria Atkins MP has welcomed today’s Government announcement on a Medical School for Lincolnshire calling it fantastic news for Louth & Horncastle residents.

Opening of New Joint Fire and Ambulance Station

On Friday Victoria had the pleasure of opening the new joint fire and ambulance station in Louth.

This is part of the national blue light collaboration programme to improve patient services and give our emergency workers better facilities for use when they start and end their shifts.

Modernising the Mental Health Act

Today's debate on the use of force in mental health units looked at important measures to make the 1983 Mental Health Act fit for purpose. It recognised the disproportionate rates of detention of black and ethnic minority patients which have persisted for too long.