MPs write document aiming to improve hospitals
AN ACTION plan outlining the key principals to improve hospitals in south east London has been submitted to the Department of Health by four Tory MPs in Bexley and Bromley days before an administrator is appointed to take over the running of South London Healthcare NHS Trust.
Old Bexley and Sidcup MP James Brokenshire, Bexleyheath and Crayford MP David Evennett, Orpington MP Jo Johnson and Bromley and Chislehurst MP Bob Neill detailed core principle the regime should follow, including protecting frontline services, finding a solution to the “crippling burden” of PFIs, and advancing existing plans to secure Queen Mary’s Hospital in Sidcup.
Mr Brokenshire said: “While the current dire financial position of the local hospital trust simply isn’t sustainable, the administration provides a significant opportunity to improve local hospital services. This includes giving renewed impetus to plans to secure the future of Queen Mary’s.”