LABOUR is promising a new state-of-the-art Hillingdon Hospital in its first term of government.

Its parliamentary candidate for Uxbridge, Danny Beales, and Shadow Health Secretary Wes Streeting visited the hospital yesterday (26).

They said a failure to build a new hospital, promised by Conservatives in 2019, had led to patients waiting too long to be seen. 

Conservatives, however, say work has already started on the new hospital.

A Labour spokesman said more than 31,000 people were on a waiting list at the Hillingdon Hospitals NHS Trust, including more than 800 children. 

The average wait for a hospital appointment was 17 weeks, three weeks longer than the national average, he added.

“We will train the staff needed to treat patients there, with our plan for one of the biggest expansions of the NHS workforce in history, paid for by abolishing the non-dom tax status,” the spokesman added.

A Conservative source responded: "Labour are once again playing politics by claiming they will deliver a new hospital for Uxbridge and South Ruislip.

“The reality is work has already begun on the new Hillingdon Hospital, as part of a more than £20bn investment into building 40 new hospitals under this Government.

“The committee, chaired by Conservative candidate Steve Tuckwell on the Conservative-run Hillingdon Council, approved the plans.”