Whittington Hospital

Meeting: 
MQT on 2015-07-15
Session date: 
July 15, 2015
Reference: 
2015/2365
Question By: 
Onkar Sahota
Organisation: 
Labour Group
Asked Of: 
The Mayor
Category: 

Question

Is the Mayor concerned that the Whittington Hospital has once again announced plans to sell off parts of its estate, and further to his London Health Commission report recommendations 56 & 58, which call for better strategic planning of the NHS estate & inclusion of social housing in redevelopment plans, what steps is he taking to ensure that the Whittington are able to support these outcomes?

Answer

Answer for Whittington Hospital

Answer for Whittington Hospital

Answered By: 
The Mayor

I understand that the Whittington's plans are at an early stage and no decisions have been taken. It is for the Trust, in consultation with local partners and the Trust Development Authority, to determine the most efficient use of its assets to deliver the best care for Londoners.

London needs a strategic approach to its public land assets. The London Land Commission will compile a 'Domesday book' of these assets.  My officers are working with officials from NHS England to ensure we get the most accurate picture of the NHS estate. Where health estate is underutilised I am keen to see that land freed up for necessary health provision and housing.