Romford hospital invites you to Q&A on major health probe

Anyone with an interest in the future of healthcare in Havering should put September 13 in their diaries.

A meeting on the Care Quality Commission’s (CQC) major investigation into services at Queen’s Hospital, in Rom Valley Way, Romford, and King George Hospital, in Goodmayes, will be held by Barking, Havering and Redbridge University Trust.

The CQC has been examining whether the trust is protecting patients - particularly those in maternity and A&E - from “unsafe care”.

It follows ”serious concerns” raised by the government watchdog.

There is also a presentation on the review by the Independent Recongiguration Panel (IRP) which looked into proposed changes to King George – including shutting the A&E and maternity units.

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The panel examines NHS change and offers impartial advice to the secretary of state for health.

A spokesman for the trust said: “A Question Time session is being held so that people can put any questions they like to the trust board, and can be sure of an honest and frank answer.

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“The trust is running the open meeting alongside its AGM, and is hoping for a good turn-out of people ready to grill those at the top.”

It takes place from 5.30pm on Tuesday September 13 in the Lecture Theatre at Queen’s.

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