Waiting Times at London’s A&E Units

Meeting: 
MQT on 2019-03-21
Session date: 
March 21, 2019
Reference: 
2019/6337
Question By: 
Joanne McCartney
Organisation: 
Labour Group
Asked Of: 
The Mayor

Question

Worsening waiting times in London’s A&E units are a cause of great concern. What pressure are you and the London Health Board putting on government to improve these figures?

Answer

Waiting Times at London’s A&E Units

Waiting Times at London’s A&E Units

Answered By: 
The Mayor

Whilst I have no responsibility for the delivery of NHS services, I share your concern - Londoners should expect to be able to access the best healthcare services in the world, where and when they need them. 

I raise NHS performance in my regular meetings with London’s health leaders and I will continue to advocate for better access to healthcare for both physical and mental ill-health. 

Increasing waiting times are a symptom of the immense pressure the NHS is under.  I will continue to speak out about the need for a properly funded NHS, and the cuts this government has made to other critical services including social care and public health.