A&E - we fight on

ANOTHER year, another battle over our A&E department. There were clues, however, that the battle which we thought we d won in 2007 was not quite over. The day we went to 10 Downing Street we reported on a leaked memo which stated that King George Hospital

ANOTHER year, another battle over our A&E department.

There were clues, however, that the battle which we thought we'd won in 2007 was not quite over.

The day we went to 10 Downing Street we reported on a leaked memo which stated that King George Hospital would no longer be treating "trauma" patients.

That decision, taken without consultation, has armed health chiefs with ammunition to close King George's A&E. It was almost as if they had lost one battle, but fired a late volley to secure victory in the war.


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So, in that time how have health services in the area improved?

Regular reports from readers revealed all was not well at the "new" Queen's Hospital in Romford. They complained of long waits and poor treatment.

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The news this week that health bosses are "panicking" over poor figures at the unit confirms that.

The delegation to the PM today (Thurs) carries the same message as before - stop this madness.

The conditions for change have not changed sufficiently for us to believe health chiefs in their claims A&E closure will mean better health care for residents.

Until they do, we fight on.

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