Closing St Helier A&E

Meeting: 
MQT on 2012-11-21
Session date: 
November 21, 2012
Reference: 
2012/3711
Question By: 
Murad Qureshi
Organisation: 
Labour Group
Asked Of: 
The Mayor

Question

Have NHS London or the London Ambulance Service asked TfL or worked with TfL to undertake an impact assessment of the proposed closure of St Helier A&E department? If so, are you please able to advise what will this do to journey times: • For visitors making non-urgent journeys • For ambulances making blue light emergency trips • For ambulances making non-urgent journeys

Answer

Answer for Closing St Helier A&E

Answer for Closing St Helier A&E

Answered By: 
The Mayor

Transport for London provided travel time data from its Health Service Travel Analysis Toolkit to the NHS SW London Better Services Better Value (BSBV) programme and its consultants to conduct travel time analysis for their review of health services in south west London.

Last month the BSBV programme announced a delay to its public consultation, in order to examine the impact of the BSBV proposals on Surrey residents who use SW London healthcare services. This includes BSBV reworking the journey time analysis which will now be extended to include the whole of Surrey. This is likely to take a few months.

An Integrated Impact Assessment is being undertaken by BSBV. This will include access to services.