A&E Unit at Ealing Hospital

Meeting: 
MQT on 2012-09-19
Session date: 
September 19, 2012
Reference: 
2012/2404
Question By: 
Darren Johnson
Organisation: 
City Hall Greens
Asked Of: 
The Mayor

Question

At a time when London's population is rising and there is increasing demand on frontline services, will you agree to make representation to government to refrain from cutting the A&E unit at Ealing Hospital.

Answer

Answer for A&E Unit at Ealing Hospital

Answer for A&E Unit at Ealing Hospital

Answered By: 
The Mayor

As you know, I have no formal responsibilities for the provision of health services in the capital. I also understand that, in this case, the consultation is ongoing and no decisions on the proposals have yet been made.

As I have stated before, I will support the protection of services in a way that is consistent with the best clinical advice. In this case, I understand that the NHS 'Shaping a Healthier Future' programme is being clinically led by eight Clinical Commissioning Groups of GPs who are working together with hospital doctors, nurse leaders, community care providers and other local groups to improve the health outcomes of Londoners, which is one of my overall priorities. As such, I will be watching this issue with interest and plan to meet the London Assembly Member for Ealing and Hillingdon, Dr Onkar Sahota, in October to discuss this further.