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Volume 627: debated on Thursday 13 July 2017


Thursday 13 July 2017



Closure of King George Hospital Accident and Emergency Department

The petition of residents of the UK,

Declares that the petitioners are against the closure of the A&E department at King George Hospital in Ilford.

The petitioners therefore request that the House of Commons urges the Government to undertake a review of the original decision to close King George Hospital A&E and in particular the criteria used which the petitioners believe are now out of date.

And the petitioners remain, etc.—[Presented by Wes Streeting, Official Report, 26 April 2017; Vol. 624, c. 1186.]


Observations from the Minister of State, Department of Health (Mr Philip Dunne):

There is an ongoing process by the local STP Board to revalidate and assure that the original decision to close the King George Hospital A&E remains appropriate.

NHS England has confirmed that the criteria used in the decision are still relevant. They are the standard criteria used in these cases and have been applied by North East London STP as part of their delivery plan.