Ealing and Charing Cross Hospitals (1)

MQT on 2013-11-20
Session date: 
November 20, 2013
Question By: 
Onkar Sahota
Labour Group
Asked Of: 
The Mayor


In light of the Secretary of State's announcement on 30th October regarding the future "different shape and size" of Ealing and Charing Cross hospitals, has the Mayor made any representation to clarify exactly what level of service will in future be provided at these hospitals once the reconfiguration is complete?  Do you believe this will impact on health inequalities in the area served by the hospital?


Answer for Ealing and Charing Cross Hospitals (1)

Answer for Ealing and Charing Cross Hospitals (1)

Answered By: 
The Mayor

My officers continue to meet regularly with Dr Anne Rainsberry, London Regional Director for NHS England.  I understand from her that this is the start of Shaping a Healthier Future's five year implementation programme and that CCGs in North West London will be working with their local partners to identify the best range of services to meet the needs of the local community.

I am aware that Shaping a Healthier Future has had an extensive equalities impact assessment.  I expect the findings from this work to be taken fully into account as new services are designed and implemented.