Our campaign to save King George A&E has been vindicated today by an independent report that backs up everything we've been saying about the Tory closure plan!
Senior NHS official Jane Milligan, said the report by PWC had identified that “much has changed” since the closure plan was agreed by the Tories in 2011.
She said: “Our east London population is growing and ageing, demand for NHS services continues to increase, and we face ever-increasing challenges..."
“We now need to consider more options for the way we deliver urgent and emergency care across our communities.
“This will allow us to look at how this care is provided locally, taking these challenges into account.
“It is important we consider how we deliver these services across both King George and Queen’s hospitals to enable us to deliver care in the best way for patients. Exploring more options will enable us to do this.”
This is a watershed moment in the fight to save the A&E. It vindicates what we have been saying for years: that closing the A&E is not in the best interests of our growing and ageing population and the Tory closure plan agreed in 2011 can’t be delivered.
Please sign and share my petition to Jeremy Hunt so that we can now develop an alternative plan that saves our A&E and gives residents the healthcare we deserve.
Sign the petition here.
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