Monday, December 19, 2016

Cllr Keith Prince AM letter to Ilford Recorder

Thanks to Keith Prince for writing the  following letter to the Recorder. Fingers crossed it gets published this week!

Dear Sir or Madam

I write to thank everyone attending the Save King George Hospital A&E photo shoot on Saturday to promote the march to Redbridge Town Hall on 18th March 2017 from Valentines Park.

A recent NHS document states that the management of Queens and King George Hospitals has  "committed to developing a Business Case by March 2017" for the closure of our A&E. Also that  "Work is now on-going to finalise the plans and develop supporting assurance to achieve the overnight closure" of our A&E.

In October 2011, the government gave us an assurance that King George A&E would not close until Queens was found to be of a "high standard" by the Care Quality Commission. This is not the case, and I invite readers to join me on 18th March 2017 to remind the government to honour the guarantee that was given to us.

The full text of the NHS document is at


Cllr Keith Prince
Barkingside Ward
& London Assembly Member for Havering & Redbridge

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