Decision to close Central Middlesex Hospital's A&E department

Meeting: 
MQT on 2013-11-20
Session date: 
November 20, 2013
Reference: 
2013/4305
Question By: 
Navin Shah
Organisation: 
Labour Group
Asked Of: 
The Mayor
Category: 

Question

In your personal view, do you think the Government is justified in closing A&E units if it thinks it can save the NHS money? Hunt's decision means that there will shortly be just five major hospitals in North West London.

Answer

Answer for Decision to close Central Middlesex Hospital's A&E department

Answer for Decision to close Central Middlesex Hospital's A&E department

Answered By: 
The Mayor

I have received assurances from NHS England that there will not be a reduction in spend on NHS services in North West London, rather services are being modernised to make them appropriate for today and the future.

I have also been assured that the changes in North West London are clinically led and that all the medical directors and lead GPs in North West London support the proposals.  I respect their expertise in organising clinical care.