An MP was given a tour of a new treatment centre at a hospice which is close to completition.

MP for Harrow East Bob Blackman visited the new Woodgrange Centre at St Luke’s Hospice which is due to officially in the coming months.

The hospice hopes the centre will improve treatment for cancer and non-cancer patients a offering new treatments to help keep them more active and independent.

Mr Blackman said: “It was a pleasure to come and see the new Woodgrange Centre and to discuss the benefits it will bring to people in our area who are suffering from incurable illnesses with the Chief executive, Robin Webb.

“St Luke's Hospice is making a real difference locally and I have nothing but admiration for the unique range of work they do as a charity.”

The centre has been made possible with the support of groups and individuals fundraising for the St Luke’s Strengthen a Life campaign.

Chief executive of St Luke’s said: “A massive thank you to everyone who has supported the Woodgrange centre so far.

“we are still raising money to help furnish and equip the new rooms and people can help by making a donation, taking part in a St Luke’s event or giving their unwanted items to one of our 13 St Luke’s shops.

“I’m very excited about the new centre which will enable us to support hundreds more people as they cope with cancer and other advanced illnesses.

“Bob has been a supporter of St Luke’s since we started over 28 years ago and I’m delighted that he’s been able to visit and see this latest development of our services first hand.”