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Henry Smith MP welcomes returning health services



Henry Smith MP has welcomed the return of further services to Crawley Hospital during a House of Commons debate on the NHS (on Wednesday, 11th January).

Henry said;

“I welcome the opening of the new Clinical Assessment Unit and Piper Ward at Crawley Hospital last week.

“The CAU provides rapid assessment and treatment for conditions not requiring admission to an acute hospital. These include breathing problems, asthma attacks, urinary tract infections and non-passing of urine. I’ve previously raised a number of these conditions in Westminster as part of my work alongside the Unplanned Admissions Consensus Committee.

“Health spending in real terms has increased by 6.7 per cent since 2010-11. The NHS is being backed with a further £10 billion a year in real terms, and £6 billion will be delivered by the end of 2016-17.

“There’s to be an additional £900 million over the next two years for social care, to meet the needs of an ageing population.

“In the debate I commended our town’s commitment to helping people with dementia – our designation as a Dementia Friendly Town is more than just a label. I’m grateful to Crawley Borough Council and other agencies for their continued commitment.

“The pressures our health service is under shouldn’t be used as a political tit-for-tat – regardless of party politics we all use the NHS and it’s wrong for partisan point-scoring to take priority over constructive discussion.

“I’m continually grateful to those who serve the community by caring for us when we’re ill.”

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Britain’s Got Talent auditions come to Crawley

The ITV show is holding auditions at The Hawth this month.



Get practising because Britain’s Got Talent is coming to Crawley!

The hugely popular ITV show is holding auditions right here in Crawley at The Hawth and you can be a part of it.

On Thursday 30th August from 2-8pm you can audition to be a part of this fantastic show.

If you are under 18 you MUST be accompanied by a parent or legal guardian.

You can also apply via

So dust off those dance shoes, dig out the instruments and show the world how talented you are.


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