Catherine walking outside next to two staff members from the University of Newcastle
Catherine visited the future of healthcare on a visit to University of Newcastle’s Health Innovation Neighbourhood.
The is a development promising to integrate housing, healthcare, education and research to identify new solutions to improve health and help people live longer, healthier lives. The project will focus on preventative healthcare, with a focus on community wellbeing and treatment.
Catherine had a tour of the site alongside Professor Justin Durham, the Academic Director for the Health Innovation Neighbourhood, before being joined by Professor Jane Robinson, Pro-Vice-Chancellor, Engagement and Place and Carrie Rosenthal, Community Engagement Manager to hear more about the opportunities that the project brings.
Following her visit, Catherine commented:
“It was great to visit the University of Newcastle’s Health Innovation Neighbourhood site and hear about how the project will look at issues affecting health and wellbeing and how we can reduce inequalities and take a more prevention first approach to healthcare. 
“Not only will this project help to deliver critical health improvements to the people of Newcastle but it will also act as a major regenerative project for our city, securing jobs and putting us at the forefront of cutting research in the area. 
“This is an exciting project and will contribute Labour’s vision for kickstarting a prevention first revolution to help people stay healthier for longer and relieve the demand on our NHS.”