King George's Hospital A&E to remain Type 1 facility
GMB victory as King George’s Hospital A&E department to remain open as a type 1 facility
King George’s Hospital A&E department remaining a Type 1 facility is another victory for GMB Redbridge members and the whole Redbridge community, says GMB London
GMB have welcomed the news that the A&E at King George’s Hospital in Ilford has been saved from the threat of closure and is to remain a Type 1 A&E department. This means it will continue to be consultant-led service, open 24 hours a day, with full resuscitation facilities and designated accommodation for the reception of accident and emergency patients.
The news was announced in an open letter from Chris Brown, Interim Chief Executive at Barking, Havering and Redbridge University Hospitals NHS Trust, and Ceri Jacob, Managing Director of Barking and Dagenham, Havering and Redbridge CCGs. [See notes to editors for link to full copy of the open letter]
GMB Redbridge and Redbridge Council have campaigned together since March 2017 in attempts to keep the hospital’s A&E department open.
Mark Holland, GMB Regional Organiser said:
“Since March 2017, GMB in Redbridge have supported the campaign to save King George’s Hospital.
“GMB Redbridge Branch is delighted that our campaigning, in spite of difficulty and opposition, has won the day!
“King George’s Hospital A&E department remaining a Type 1 facility is another victory for GMB Redbridge members and the whole Redbridge community.”
Contact: Mark Holland 07738 958141 or GMB London Press Office 07970 114762
Notes to Editors
Redbridge Labour – “Officials Confirm victory in fight to save King George A&E” (30 July 2019)