Under 3s cannot have a blood test at King George Hospital, instead they have to go to Queens. For families closer to King George than Queens this means more time spent on transport than necessary leading to:
More pollution, traffic, and an increased risk of road accidents. Some parents will face more time off work which could bring a financial penalty.
Last week at a Redbridge Council meeting available here under public questions:
Councillor Mark Santos Cabinet Member for Health and Social Care announced he had spoken to BHRUT and they said they intended to provide blood testing for under 3s at King George. Since then BHRUT has not provided a statement about when the service will start. Until a written statement by BHRUT is produced with a firm date on it there must be a concern that the plan for blood testing at King George for the under 3 is an aspiration rather than a firm commitment.
The purpose of the photoshoot is to request the CCG to instruct BHRUT to provide a date when the service will start. The CCG meets on the 28th at 1:30pm.Please phone Andy on 07956 263088 before attending in case BHRUT decide to provide a date before the meeting starts, the photoshoot is at 1pm.