Continuing Pressures on the London A&E service

MQT on 2017-06-22
Session date: 
June 22, 2017
Question By: 
Onkar Sahota
Labour Group
Asked Of: 
The Mayor


A&Es handling the most serious emergency cases across London are continuing to miss crucial waiting time targets, new figures show. All but one of the capital's NHS Trusts running A&E departments missed the government's target - to see 95% of patients within four hours - in February this year.

Would you lobby the Department of Health and HM Treasury for more support to help our A&E which have been over worked and are struggling to cope?


Answer for Continuing Pressures on the London A&E service

Answer for Continuing Pressures on the London A&E service

Answered By: 
The Mayor

I recognise the points you make. A&E departments across London were under real pressure during the winter months with record numbers of patients and callers. I understand that performance has improved in recent months and I pay tribute to the professionalism of our doctors, nurses and other health workers who continue to deliver for their patients despite this unprecedented demand.

As you know, I recently asked the King's Fund to produce a report on the NHS's five Sustainability and Transformation Plans in London. I expect the King's Fund to report to me soon and their views will inform how I engage national government on these vitally important issues.