Accident and Emergency Closures in West London

Meeting: 
MQT on 2014-10-22
Session date: 
October 22, 2014
Reference: 
2014/3916
Question By: 
Onkar Sahota
Organisation: 
Labour Group
Asked Of: 
The Mayor
Category: 

Question

With predictable results the closure of A&E departments in North West London has resulted in overcrowding and pressure on beds at Northwick Park and Ealing Hospitals. Although NHS planning does not fall in the Mayor remit, nor does Education, yet the Mayor makes representations to advocate for the creation of free schools. With this in mind will the Mayor make representations to prevent further A&E closures until a complete review of the structure and pace of the closures has been completed?

Answer

Answer for Accident and Emergency Closures in West London

Answer for Accident and Emergency Closures in West London

Answered By: 
The Mayor

I have no direct responsibility for the provision of health services in London. However, my officers meet regularly with Dr Anne Rainsberry, Director of NHS England's London Region, who continues to provide reassurances regarding the ongoing A&E changes in North West London, and the provision of health services from surrounding facilities.