Many thanks thanks to all those attending last night per the pic below.
Wednesday, September 29, 2021
Thursday, September 16, 2021
Photo shoot for a new wing for King George on Wednesday 29th September outside King George Hospital 6:15pm meet for a 6:30pm photo shoot
I wrote to Councillors in Barking and Dagenham, Havering and Redbridge yesterday. I am delighted to report that Cllr Paul McGeary will be attending.
Wednesday, February 17, 2021
Dear Barking & Dagenham, Havering & Redbridge Councillors
The latest NHS A&E stats shows BHRUT the worst performing Trust in England for type 1 A&E performance for January 2021. The safety benchmark is 95%, BHRUT came in at 39.5%. I quote from a Health Service Journal article of 12th February .
“Barking, Havering and Redbridge University Hospitals Trust has struggled with the accident and emergency access target for years. Its longstanding staffing and capacity problems have been dramatically exacerbated by covid and in January it only dealt with 39.5 per cent of patients inside the four-hour target. “
BHRUT accept there is a bed shortage of 90 beds, 60 for the elderly & 30 for specialist medicine. A video of the board discussing this shortage is my twitter @andywalker1945 for the 29th November. My expectation is that even more beds and doctors are required to reach NHS safety benchmarks.
Our latest campaign meeting for a new wing takes place on Saturday 27th March at 3pm. So far we have Keith Prince AM, Cllr Nic Dodin, Rosemary Warrington of the Green Party & Pete Mason of the Socialist Party. We also have a number of trade unionists speaking and I hope the platform will grow. If you would like to speak please get in touch with me.
I am minded to formalise the campaign by setting up a bank account with £25 affiliation fee for local groups to join to cover campaigning costs and so build support for the campaign. This can be discussed at the 27th March meeting. The aim is for local political party branches, trade unions, faith groups, resident associations etc to affiliate.
Should you wish to speak on the 27th March and or discuss being listed as a supporter on the campaign website do contact me. First draft of constitution is:
“The campaign seeks to campaign for a new wing at King George Hospital on a cross party and cross borough basis to improve care for residents in Barking & Dagenham, Havering & Redbridge. To this end we seek £25 affiliation fees from local political party branches, trade unions, faith groups, resident associations & other community groups. How best to drive the campaign forward will be discussed at public meetings which will be held at least twice a year with an Annual General Meeting to elect officers”
Thursday, November 19, 2020
Delighted to report RoseMary Warrington, the Green parliamentary candidate for Ilford South is to speak at the March 2021 meeting for a new wing at King George Hospital.
More information to follow later.
Friday, November 6, 2020
Great News: Keith Prince comes on board to speak at March 2021 meeting for a new wing for King George
Tremendous news that Keith Prince AM has come on board as the first senior elected representative to agree to speak at the 2021 meeting. Hoping other senior elected representatives will come on board too.
Another positive development is that at Redbridge Health Scrutiny meeting last night there was cross party support for maternity to come back to KGH and for more beds at KGH.
Where else to put these new facilities but in a new wing to cope with the ever expanding East London population?
Thursday, November 5, 2020
Last night at a local forum I asked Cllr Jas Athwal to speak at a meeting in the spring of 2021 to campaign for a new wing at King George.
Whilst Jas refused to speak at the proposed meeting it was welcome that he said the following:
"Everybody would like to extend the hospital and so would I"
Jas prefers to work in the "corridors of power" on the campaign for now. I will write to Sam Tarry, Keith Prince, Rosemary Warrington and others to build a cross party platform of speakers.
At a future meeting I will be asking Jas to continue with his "corridors of power" campaign by meeting senior elected representatives and NHS managers to allow him to drive the campaign forward.
The meeting is at my Faceboook page, Jas speaks around 23 minutes on the issue the link is below.
Thursday, October 15, 2020
Delighted to report the support of Redbridge Trades Council for a new wing for King George meeting in March 2020.
Hoping other organisations will come on board soon.