Sunday, January 20, 2008

King George Hospital

the entrance to King George HospitalAccording to the Ilford Recorder The King George Hospital A&E has been saved as a result of the Fit For The Future review programme being scrapped. However if you read on they quote the chief executive of Redbridge Primary Care Trust Heather O’Meara as saying that “the recommendations of Prof Sir Alberti - that included axing the A&E - could still materialise.” Our MP Lee Scott is not convinced either. He said “I'm not convinced this is a victory, the fight must go on.”
Public Meeting
Redbridge Patient and Public Involvement Forum For Primary Health Care in Redbridge

Another chance to question your local MPs on Health matters in Redbridge

Mike Gapes MP Ilford South
Lee Scott MP Ilford North

Friday January 25th 2008
1:30 - 3:30pm
Vine United Reformed Church
Riches Road, Ilford Essex, IG1 1JH

Items for discussion
Future of King George Hospital
GP services
Health Issues
Local Involvement Networks

Further details: Shaw Trust 020 7096 8795
Chair: Dharam Sahdev: 020 8554 5715

1 comment:

  1. It is my understanding that the Fit for the Future programme may well have been scrapped for London (and don't even ask how much time and money has been wasted on it) because it has been overtaken by Lord Darzi's Review of London Health provision (Darzi's your polyclinic bloke). Alberti has said you can't implement the axeing of KGH's A&E (keep up at the back there) until all the more locally based provisions are up and running.

    Which makes sense, if we knew where the money is going to come from ... but lo, something stirs on the horizon ...

    yup, the Government is proposing the establishment of widespread private GP practices, from whom the local PCT will presumably purchase services.

    Now, I don't have a problem with this concept, except that it comes a little odd from a Labour Government who said 10 years ago, prior to the General Election, that the country had only '24 hours to save the NHS!' from those nasty Conservatives who would privatise everything in the NHS ........

    Remind me again which Govt introduced the new, private, orthopaedic wing at KGH? Where there are financial problems because the Trust is paying too much for not enough operations, allegedly?