The photo below is from earlier today outside King George Hospital. The BHRUT board were asked by me to support the call made by four Councils, Redbridge, Barking and Dagenham, and Waltham Forest for the KGH A&E closure plan to be reviewed by Mr Hunt the Secretary of State for Health. The board declined to do this.
However, the campaign to keep open KGH A&E took a big step forward today with the news that NHS improvement has stepped in to block the closure of Ealing A&E.
The article is here https://www.hsj.co.uk/service-design/nhs-improvement-knocks-back-multimillion-pound-reconfiguration/7020923.article#.WfnRUwQI0LU.twitter
With today's BHRUT board meeting hearing a report that A&E demand continues to increase and how at busy periods the hospitals struggle to cope. It seems inconceivable that the closure of KGH A&E in 2019 will be allowed now that the closure of Ealing A&E has been blocked.
There is a Facebook interview of Cllrs Littlewood and Martin outside the hospital at
https://www.facebook.com/andywalker19/videos/10214889351935086/ which will need to be cut and pasted into your browser.