Member of Parliament for
Brigg & Goole and the
Isle of Axholme

Andrew Percy MP

Opthalmic Department - Goole Hospital

Residents may remember my previous posts about the need for a new Biometry machine (use for cataracts etc) at Goole Hospital as one of the machines had broken down. I previously reported how funding had been secured for it's replacement. I met with local NHS managers on Friday and I am pleased to confirm that the new machine for Goole Hospital has now been ordered and should arrive within the next few weeks. This is good news and should ensure full service. The Trust also confirmed to increase...

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Visit to Drax Power Station

Andrew visited Drax Power Station this morning to hear about the innovative work taking place on carbon capture and cutting emissions. Andrew says, "As I mentioned earlier this year, carbon dioxide was captured for the first time using C-Capture technology at Drax Power Station in their BECCS (Bioenergy & Carbon Capture Storage) pilot project. This was the first time anywhere in the world that carbon dioxide had been captured from a 100% biomass feedstock. The BECCS project is now capturing...

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Apply for a Churchill Fellowship

Andrew was contacted by the Winston Churchill Memorial Trust to inform constituents of an opportunity to apply for a Churchill Fellowship. Andrew says, "Churchill Fellowships, which were set up in honour of Sir Winston Churchill, provide funding to UK citizens to travel abroad to seek solutions for today’s most pressing problems. Applications are open to UK citizens above the age of 18, regardless of their background or educational/ professional qualifications. "This year’s categories incl...

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#iwill4nature -Youth Environmental Action Campaign

As mentioned previously, this year is the Government’s Year of Green Action. As part of this initiative, the Government has partnered with the charity Step Up to Serve to encourage young people to get involved with environmental action through the #iwill4nature campaign. Andrew explains, "The #iwill4nature campaign forms a core component of the Year of Green Action and aligns with the aims of the Government’s 25 Year Environment Plan. The goal of the campaign is to encourage young people to...

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Snaith Coffee and Befriending Morning on 3 July

East Riding Council’s Sport, Play & Arts Service, in partnership with NHS Community Link and Hull & East Yorkshire Mind, have organised a Coffee and Befriending morning on Wednesday (3rd July) between 10:30am – 12:00pm. Andrew adds, "The event will be held at the Downe Arms pub in Snaith, and is free to join, although there will be a small charge to purchase teas and coffees. The aim of the event is to bring people together within the local community, along with using it as a perfec...

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Veterans Transition Programme (VTP) Reception in Parliament

Andrew recently hosted a reception in Parliament for the University of British Columbia Faculty of Education's Centre for Group Counselling & Trauma (CGCT). The aim of the reception was to raise awareness of the Veterans Transition Programme in the UK. Andrew adds, "As I have mentioned previously, the Veterans Transition Programme (VTP) is a unique and innovative mental health programme which supports veterans who are leaving the military to transition to civilian life." Read more about th...

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Check your eligibility for Pension Credit

Some local households are entitled to Pension Credit but haven't yet submitted a claim. If you think that you might be eligible for Pension Credit you can check by calling the Pension Credit claim line via the details below: Telephone: 0800 99 1234 Textphone: 0800 169 0133 NGT text relay (if you cannot hear or speak on the phone): 18001 then 0800 99 1234  Monday to Friday, 8am to 7:30pm Find out about call charges: https://www.gov.uk/call-charges It is also possible for a friend or famil...

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Andrew signs pledge to support a National Strategy for the Prevention of Young Sudden Cardiac Death

Andrew signed a pledge to support Cardiac Risk in the Young’s (CRY) campaign for a National Strategy for the Prevention of Young Sudden Cardiac Death. Andrew says, "CRY held an event in Parliament for MPs to pledge their support to help save the lives of the 12 apparently fit and healthy young people who die every week in the UK of undiagnosed cardiac conditions. "It was great to speak to CRY's representatives about this important campaign and to discuss my experience as a first responder al...

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