Chase Farm Hospital

Meeting: 
MQT on 2012-09-19
Session date: 
September 19, 2012
Reference: 
2012/2630
Question By: 
Andrew Dismore
Organisation: 
Labour Group
Asked Of: 
The Mayor

Question

What representations have you made or plan to make concerning the future of Chase Farm Hospital?

Answer

Answer for Chase Farm Hospital

Answer for Chase Farm Hospital

Answered By: 
The Mayor

As you know, I have no formal responsibilities for the provision of health services in the capital. However, I would expect any proposed changes to be meaningfully consulted on and based on the best clinical advice. The immediate issue must be to bring about improvements in health outcomes and a reduction in health inequalities, which is one of my overall priorities.

I am aware that, in this case, Barnet and Chase Farm Hospitals NHS Trust will be working with the Royal Free Foundation Trust to explore whether a viable larger Foundation Trust can be created from bringing together the two organisations, in order to achieve patient, staff and financial benefits. As such, I will be watching this with interest.