Up to the age of 40, brain tumours are the most deadly form of cancer, and can affect children as well as adults. I have nothing but admiration for Tim and Kirsty Lee, Horley residents who have set up the LoveUKiera campaign following the loss of their young daughter Kiera in 2013. I would encourage everyone to support the campaign at http://www.loveukeira.co.uk, and for more information on brain tumours visit http://www.thebraintumourcharity.org. Often symptoms are missed because parents and doctors don’t want to think the unthinkable, and because these tumours remain uncommon.
I continue to meet regularly with East Surrey Hospital and our local health services, and to support our GP practices in discussions with NHS England on funding. I am also working closely with parents of children with complex disabilities who attend Beeches Bungalow, a respite centre in Reigate. I would appeal to Surrey County Council to ensure that the centre remains open, as it provides a vital service for those families who rely upon it.