King George A&E Saved from Imminent Closure
A new review will be undertaken which will seek to embed a sustainable service that is responsive to the needs of the community in terms of access and capacity.
In a statement released this week, the East London Health & Care Partnership (ELHCP) declared the existing A&E at King George will continue to operate as it does now. The announcement follows recommendations made by consulting group Price Waterhouse Coopers (PWC) after a recent strategic review.
The decision comes after a decade of campaigning, led by local healthcare campaigner Andy Walker, and by cross-party and cross-council support across Redbridge and Havering. Particular concerns were that the Queen’s Hospital A&E, already under great pressure, would be unable to cope with A&E provision for a much wider area should King George A&E close.
More information at http://savekinggeorgehospital.blogspot.co.uk/