As Prime Minister Boris Johnson excludes St Helier Hospital from his £1.8 billion NHS announcement this week, Merton Lib Dems say that the Tories are abandoning St Helier Hospital.
Tom Brake, Liberal Democrat MP for Carshalton and Wallington in the Borough of Sutton where St Helier and Sutton Hospitals are located.
The list of 20 hospitals around England includes only two allocations for London: in north-east London and for Croydon University Hospital. Not a penny has been announced for St Helier Hospital.
The Epsom & St Helier NHS Trust is seeking government funds to build a brand-new facility for acute services. This would include A&E, emergency surgery, hospital births, amongst other vital services.
During the 2010-15 coalition government, Liberal Democrats had ensured £219 million was earmarked for investment in St Helier -- funds the Conservatives withdrew after the 2015 general election.
Tom Brake MP and Sutton Liberal Democrats are leading the campaign for the new facility to be built by St Helier and close to residents in Mitcham and Morden. Tom's petition has already been signed by over 3,000 local residents.
Commenting on the news, Tom Brake MP said:
"Boris Johnson has been prime minister for two weeks and already he's abandoned Sutton's NHS. The Conservatives cannot be trusted with the future of St Helier Hospital, which desperately needs further investment.
"As Boris excludes St Helier from getting new funds, it is clear that only Liberal Democrats will stand up for Sutton's vital NHS services."
Residents can add their name to the campaign at www.tombrake.co.uk/400million