As you know, I asked all the panel to speak at a public meeting campaigning for a new wing at King George Hospital. Three of the panel gave an unqualified yes to speaking at the proposed meeting if elected to be the MP for Ilford North, Howard Berlin: Conservatives, Mark Johnson: Liberal Democrats & David Reynolds: Green Party and posed with the pledge board below.
Both of you gave an qualified acceptance seeking more information before making a decision. I would be grateful if you could also agree to speak at proposed public meeting for the following reasons.
1) 2017 NHS report saying £125M needs to be spent on extra beds
BHRUT, the Trust managing King George and Queens commissioned a report in 2017 from PWC, the management consultants into the future of King George & Queens which is HERE The key part is below:
The report is silent about which site the £125M should be spent or if it is a combination of extra beds at both sites. King George appears the best because it has the space for both a new wing, car parking and an excellent link to the A12 for intelligent traffic lights for patients with life threatening conditions where every second counts.
2) In 2018 Wes Streeting MP chaired a report funded by Redbridge Council about King George and Queens a copy is HERE an extract from page 66 is below.
The bed closures are acute, this means for emergency admissions, these beds have been substituted in part by closing rehabilitation beds from the closure of Wanstead hospital and beds at from St Georges in Hornchurch.
Closing these beds has damaged patient care and caused the need, together with an expanding population for a new wing at King George.
The report also found at page 24 that KGH had admissions cut from 1,500 patients a month from March 2015 to 1,300 patients a month
3) The consequence of the bed closures, along with the removal of the medical staff associated with them has, when combined with a rising population, has put patient safety at risk at both King George and Queens. The extract below at point 6 from the BHRUT website shows the damage caused by putting too much pressure on Queens with bed occupancy often at 99% causing operations to be cancelled.
My twitter feed also shows how type 1 A&E performance has declined significantly at Queens and concerns about sepsis deaths.
I hope that is sufficient information for you to come on board with the campaign.
I hope to hear from you soon.
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