Whittington Hospital (2)

MQT on 2013-02-25
Session date: 
February 25, 2013
Question By: 
Joanne McCartney
Labour Group
Asked Of: 
The Mayor


Do you share my concerns that the plans for the Whittington Hospital were not shared with key stakeholders and the public in an open and transparent way with pre-consultation, but only came to public attention following a story in the 'New Journal'?


Answer for Whittington Hospital (2)

Answer for Whittington Hospital (2)

Answered By: 
The Mayor

I understand the public's concern about proposed changes to the NHS, and would therefore expect key stakeholders and the public to be consulted on proposals and to have their views taken into account. I understand that in this particular case the Trust has begun extensive public engagement, including arranging a number of meetings with stakeholders and the public in the upcoming weeks. I am aware that the first meeting was held on the evening of Monday 25th February. I would encourage local residents to have their say by participating in these consultation meetings.