Trust which runs King George Hospital to be asked for greater transparency by Redbridge Council

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King George Hospital - Credit: Archant

Motions asking for greater transparency from the Barking, Havering and Redbridge University Hospitals Trust were passed at Redbridge Council’s meeting last week, in light of it being put into special measures in December.

The first, brought by Cllr Jas Athwal, will see the council work with the NHS and the Department of Health to gain clarity on the targets which need to be met for both King George Hospital, of Goodmayes, and Queen’s Hospital, of Romford, to be made clinically safe again.

The second motion, moved by Cllr Vanessa Cole, will see members of the public given greater access to information about the trust.

The Care Quality Commission’s latest reports on the hospitals will be published online on the council’s website, as will a response from the trust, and the trust will be asked to set out its plans in an article in Redbridge Life.

That will happen after the reports have been presented to the health scrutiny committee.

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Cllr Cole’s motion also omitted a commitment to staging a public meeting with representatives from the trust so residents could ask questions.

Cllr Wes Streeting (Chadwell, Labour) said: “If they [Conservatives] won’t organise a public meeting, we will.”

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