Chase Farm Hospital

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


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


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.