Today I received a personal assurance from Andrew Lansley that overnight A&E closures at King George Hospital will not go ahead.
I wrote to him last month to raise my concerns after a constituent told me that the A&E unit would no longer provide a 24 hour service from July onwards. Click here to see my original letter.
I’m extremely pleased to have been personally assured that overnight closures will not be happening, but it’s important to remember that we’re still waiting for the Secretary of State to make a final decision on the future of King George A&E.
Closing the A&E at night would have been completely outrageous and could have put lives at risk.
Here is Andrew Lansley’s letter to me: