Accessibility issues for Brent Residents

Meeting: 
MQT on 2012-10-17
Session date: 
October 17, 2012
Reference: 
2012/3282
Question By: 
Navin Shah
Organisation: 
Labour Group
Asked Of: 
The Mayor

Question

Do you agree that Northwick Park A & E is not a viable option for those residents in Brent in the areas like Harlesden and Park Royal due to poor public transport links?

Answer

Answer for Accessibility issues for Brent Residents

Answer for Accessibility issues for Brent Residents

Answered By: 
The Mayor

NHS North West London is running an extensive consultation on proposals to change healthcare services in their area, including not only hospitals but also more local services such as community and primary care. I understand that accessibility for patients was one of the criteria in developing the options that were proposed in the consultation. An equality impact assessment was completed in June 2012 which looked specifically at travel times to see if it would have any detrimental effects on access to services. As is standard practice, NHS North West London will be discussing the transport issues arising from their proposals with Transport for London and local authorities.