Royal Brompton Children's Heart Surgery

Meeting: 
MQT on 2013-07-17
Session date: 
July 17, 2013
Reference: 
2013/2650
Question By: 
Onkar Sahota
Organisation: 
Labour Group
Asked Of: 
The Mayor
Category: 

Question

Given the Mayor's strong support for the campaign to save the Royal Brompton Children's Heart Surgery Unit in Sept 2011, will he join me in expressing relief that the Royal Brompton Children's Heart Surgery Unit has been spared from closure following the decision of the Secretary of State for Health to suspend the review, and will he condemn the comments made by his Health Czar that it could well still see closure? Will he also instruct her should the review recommence to offer a robust defence of the much loved and needed service for Londoners?

Answer

Answer for Royal Brompton Children's Heart Surgery

Answer for Royal Brompton Children's Heart Surgery

Answered By: 
The Mayor

As you know I have no direct responsibility for NHS services in London. I was however very willing to raise your concerns with Anne Rainsberry, London Regional Director, NHS England which was the appropriate course of action.

I have shared both my letter and her response with you.