I was delighted that last week Walsall Council’s planning committee gave the go ahead to the new Emergency Department at the Manor Hospital. I was pleased to pay my part in helping secure the £36 million Government funding, but the successful funding bid was result of the hard work undertaken by Richard and all of his staff at the Hospital and will benefit my constituents across Aldridge-Brownhills. Covid-19 has reinforced the vital role that the NHS plays in our lives, and I am delighted that our new Emergency Department is another step closer.