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Wes calls for parliamentary debate on A&E closure in first Commons appearance

Wes used his first question in the House of Commons chamber to call for a debate on A&E at King George Hospital, which is set to close.

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In a recent interview with the Ilford Recorder, the Chief Executive of the Barking, Havering and Redbridge NHS Trust revealed that the closure plan for A&E at KGH would be worked out in the next 'six to nine months'.

Wes Streeting met with local Save King George Hospital campaigners at the Town Hall last Friday and will be working closely with Ilford South's Mike Gapes MP to fight the closure plans.

Wes says: "The closure of A&E at King George Hospital is opposed by the overwhelming majority of people living in Ilford North. I'm pressing ministers to step in to stop the closure from going ahead. So much has changed since the closure was first mooted and it's time they go back to the drawing board because the NHS won't be able to cope without our local A&E."

Wes used his first question in the House of Commons to ask the Leader of the House of Commons to agree to a debate on A&E at KGH. You can watch here:

http://parliamentlive.tv/event/index/e0d30602-5dc4-408b-9133-7a6960fab7af?in=10:01:53&out=10:02:30

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