In 2011, Mr Lansley, then Secretary of State for Health, gave safety as a key concern when deciding to close King George Hospital A&E in principal. A&E 4 hour waiting times are a vital component of whether a hospital is safe. Recent Parliamentary research shows
King George and Queens 144th of out 145 hospital trusts for A&E waiting times in England. To even consider closing King George Hospital A&E damages Hospital staff morale and so patient care. This is why went to 10 Downing Street last week to ask the Prime Minister to intervene and throw out the idea of closing King George A&E for good.