NHS Reconfiguration (Supplementary) [1]

Session date: 
October 17, 2012
Question By: 
Roger Evans
GLA Conservatives
Asked Of: 
The Mayor


Roger Evans (AM): We have similar problems in north east London with proposals to close accident and emergency and maternity units at King George Hospital. I think we have been helped because we have taken a cross-party approach to opposing this rather than trying to politicise it as people have in some other parts of London. I myself gave evidence against it and my evidence was based first of all on the expected population growth that we are looking at for north east London, which sadly was not taken into account. Secondly, also by problems represented by poor public transport to the new hospital. Now that is something that you, as Mayor, can do something about. So can you commit to get TfL to work more closely in future with the NHS so that people do not find they have problems getting to hospitals under the new reorganisation.

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Answer for NHS Reconfiguration (Supplementary) [1]

Answer for NHS Reconfiguration (Supplementary) [1]

Answered By: 
The Mayor

Boris Johnson (Mayor of London): Well certainly Roger, that is something we can work on and I would be more than happy to make sure that our officials collaborate with NHS officials to mitigate the impacts of any closures.