Transport links to Hospitals

Meeting: 
MQT on 2016-10-19
Session date: 
October 19, 2016
Reference: 
2016/3933
Question By: 
Andrew Dismore
Organisation: 
Labour Group
Asked Of: 
The Mayor
Category: 

Question

Further to Question No: 2016/3392

Further to your answer to Question No: 2016/2631 '… at my request, TfL is producing a report on service level provision to all London's hospitals by autumn 2016….', will this include community hospitals, and in particular Finchley Memorial Hospital?

Your response being:

'A steering group has been set up including representatives from TfL, the NHS, London TravelWatch, the GLA and London boroughs which will meet towards the end of September. The full Terms of Reference detailing which hospitals will be included in the review will be finalised during these meetings. TfL anticipates that a report will be published for discussion on service provision to hospitals by the end of 2016.'

What was the outcome of the meeting at the end of September?

Answer

Answer for Transport links to Hospitals

Answer for Transport links to Hospitals

Answered By: 
The Mayor

The steering group met for the first time on 23 September. It agreed to examine catchment areas surrounding London's major hospitals and their bus services, and to look at recent reviews carried out into buses serving those hospitals.

This work will look at changing travel patterns to and from hospitals, accessibility measures, and expected future changes in healthcare provision at these sites. The views of major stakeholders, such as Age UK, will be considered and the way in which cases for alterations to bus services might be developed.

The steering group expects to report back to me in early 2017.