Old Oak Common MDC (2)

MQT on 2014-03-19
Session date: 
March 19, 2014
Question By: 
Onkar Sahota
Labour Group
Asked Of: 
The Mayor


Given the Mayor's aspiration to deliver 19,000 new homes as part of the Old Oak Common MDC, what assessment has he made of the need for public services at the site, including hospital provision, and does he think therefore that the decision by the Secretary of State to uphold the recommendation of the IRP to close A&E services at Central Middlesex Hospital is premature?


Answer for Old Oak Common MDC (2)

Answer for Old Oak Common MDC (2)

Answered By: 
The Mayor

My officers are shortly to commission a Development Infrastructure Funding Study that will assess the infrastructure requirements needed for a population of 40,000 to 50,000 people. This will include health requirements.

I have made clear to Dr Rainsberry, NHS England London's Chief Executive, my expectation that any changes to hospital services are clinically led, take account of (and where possible reduce) health inequalities and provide the high quality service that Londoners deserve. (See MQ 4304/2013 Central Middlesex Hospitals, A&E units)