Following the national story today that one in six A&E departments are at risk of closure or downgrading in the next few years, I spoke to the London Evening Standard about the threat to our own King George Hospital locally.
I don't believe the plans make any sense. Our population is growing, our GP services can't cope with demand, Queen's Hospital in Romford can't cope with existing numbers, Whipps Cross and Barts Health Trust are in special measures.
I believe these decisions are being driven more by money than by the best interests of patients.
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You can read the Evening Standard article here