My Questions Regarding King George Hospital’s A&E

I asked the following questions in Parliament on July 23 regarding the continuance of A&E services at King George Hospital. In both cases the government confirmed that the A&E at KGH will remain open and that further efforts will be made to help the hospital help with social care.

1.Whether his Department’s decision of October 2011 to close the A&E department at King George Hospital, Ilford, has been rescinded; and if he will make a statement on future services at that hospital.

2. I thank the Minister for that reply. I hope that it will stop some of the more lurid scaremongering and campaigning, which is unfortunately diverting people in my constituency from looking at the most important issue: how we use the King George Hospital site in future. Will he confirm that steps are being taken to integrate North East London NHS Foundation Trust and King George Hospital services to deal with social care and other matters?