Sir Gavin Williamson visited Compton Care, a palliative care facility in Wolverhampton, to learn about how the facility supports for people with complex or incurable illnesses.
Sir Gavin met with Compton Care’s CEO Rachel Overfield, as well as staff and patients, and toured the facility.
Located across two sites in Wolverhampton, Compton Care offers a range of services to its patients, ranging from art therapy and counselling to spiritual care. The organisation recently celebrated its 40th anniversary.
Sir Gavin said: “I greatly enjoyed visiting Compton Care and meeting the wonderful staff and patients. It is integral that we offer the best support possible to those with incurable conditions, and it makes me very proud to see that the people of South Staffordshire have access to such a high standard of care.”
Rachel said: “It was a pleasure to welcome Sir Gavin to Compton and to show and discuss with him the work that we do at Compton, our plans and our challenges. As a provider of essential specialist palliative care and end of life services, both at Compton Hall and across the communities of Wolverhampton, South Staffordshire, Dudley and Shropshire, it is always good to know that we have the support of local MPs."