Meeting with Matt Hancock

Last week, Duncan met with Health Secretary Matt Hancock, following his question in the House of Commons about the urgent issues surrounding ambulance response times in North Norfolk.

Duncan says, "We had a very positive meeting and discussed many issues. The Health Secretary is totally aware of the situation and together we will work to solve the problems. One of the key issues is waiting times at the Norfolk & Norwich University Hospital's Accident & Emergency unit."

"Too often, our ambulances are queued up at the Norfolk & Norwich with patients awaiting treatment, because of capacity issues. Duncan will soon meet with NNUH chiefs to discuss bidding for capital funds in the forthcoming budget, to expand and reconfigure the A & E department. Solving this problem will help ambulances get quickly back into service in North Norfolk; and a better A & E unit will also provide many other benefits to residents too. We also discussed mental health provision, the Minimum Income Guarantee, and what can be done to further expand the wonderful Cromer Hospital."

"Within weeks of being elected, I'm addressing issues I promised to tackle during the election campaign. I want to help my constituents, and discussing our health priorities is a step on the right track to do just this."