John has campaigned consistently to improve our local hospital and primary healthcare system.

Above all, he is a strong advocate of better provision for the most vulnerable, including cancer victims, dementia sufferers and people with other long term disabilities. In 2007 and 2008, John was voted Health Champion and Disability Champion by his parliamentary colleagues.

John believes that access to the best and most suitable medical care is every person’s right. However, it is a sad fact that some of our most vulnerable citizens are those at most risk of falling through the cracks of healthcare provision.