Health secretary Matt Hancock visited High Wycombe last week after he was urged to come to the town to discuss the future of the hospital by former MP Steve Baker.

In Parliament back in October, Mr Baker - who was Wycombe's MP at the time - referred to Wycombe Hospital as an "increasingly tired 1960s tower block" and asked the health secretary to come and see it for himself.

At the time, he accepted the request - saying he was "absolutely happy" to make his way to Bucks.

And last week, he delivered on his promise - visiting the town to discuss the future of the hospital and Mr Baker's plans to encourage the development of a new "blue light hub".

A blue light hub could potentially see police, fire and the ambulance service all working together on one site.

One is currently being built in Milton Keynes, costing £14 million.

Speaking to the Bucks Free Press following Mr Hancock's visit, Mr Baker said: "I'm delighted health secretary Matt Hancock visited to discuss the investment we need in Wycombe to integrate health, social care and council services with transformative digital technology.

"We also discussed my proposal to encourage development of a new Blue Light Hub in our town.

"Matt confirmed we are taking the right approach with the Urgent Treatment Centre, alongside our excellent heart and stroke units."

Mr Hancock's visit comes amid claims from Bucks Healthcare Trust's CEO Neil Macdonald that the county's hospitals are relying on "ageing" technology - and they have had to put off maintenance to their buildings - because they need more funding.

But not everyone was impressed with Mr Hancock's visit to the town.

Wycombe's Labour parliamentary candidate Khalil Ahmed told the Bucks Free Press: "Since 2010 we’ve seen waiting lists and waiting times climb, people left in corridors due to bed shortages, just this week an ambulance took 10 hours to respond to an urgent call in Buckinghamshire.

"Hancock’s half hour in Wycombe Hospital doesn’t address the issues of an underfunded, understaffed NHS.”