Wednesday, August 26, 2015

Photoshoot Wednesday 2nd September 8:30am Outside Queens Hospital

The below went out to Havering and Redbridge Councillors earlier today

Dear Councillors
Earlier this year, Matthew Hopkins the Chief Executive of BHRUT said plans to close KGH A&E would be published in the near future per King George Hospital A&E downgrade plans to be worked out ‘in next six to nine months’

The chief executive of the trust which runs King George Hospital has said initial planning for the downgrading of the A&E department will start in the next “six to ...

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There will be a photoshoot outside against Queens Hospital on Wednesday 2nd September at 8:30am before the 9am BHRUT board meeting to ask the board to postpone the publication of these closure plans and instead call for a review of the closure due to the sharp increase in the local population in the four boroughs served by Queens and King George Hospitals. Questions can be tabled before the meeting.
The closure programme is about to commence with the loss of three acute wards from King George Hospital to make way for community beds announced to take place later this year at a recent Redbridge Health Scrutiny Committee.
Several Cllrs have already confirmed attendance and it would be great if you could make it too the 2nd and/or circulate this email to all those you know who may be interested. 


Monday, August 10, 2015

Meetings with Roger Evans GLA member and Cllr. Wendy Brice-Thompson

Save King George Hospital A&E supporters met with Roger Evans GLA member for Havering and Redbridge and Cllr Wendy Brice-Thompson, Havering Council to discuss their concerns about the forthcoming plans to close KGH A&E.

Roger gave us most of his morning and will consider the points we raised.

A second meeting took place with Cllr Wendy Brice-Thompson, Havering Cabinet Member for Adult Social Services & Health.

Councillor Wendy Brice-Thompson supports a review of the decision to close King George's A&E due to increasing pressures on services locally due to the unprecedented population rise over the last couple of years.