11:29AM, Thursday 05 July 2012
An ambitious politician is pushing health bosses to build a £500m 'super hospital' in Maidenhead.
Dr Phillip Lee MP wants a state-of-the-art 'Royal Thames Valley Hospital' at junction 8/9 on the M4.
He believes it would be ideally located within reach of the M25 and M40 and could 'transform the lives' of 650,000 people living within a 20 minute radius.
"My vision is for a major, acute emergency hospital providing the very best care to a large region," said the Bracknell MP, who is the only practising GP in Parliament.
The Tory MP, who was educated in Marlow, thinks the huge project could be financed by selling off parts of other hospitals like Wexham Park in Slough and Heatherwood in Ascot.
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