James Brokenshire MP has pledged to look into the debacle surrounding the level of patent care provided by Queen Mary’s Hospital.
Earlier this month we revealed the confusing rules that South London Health Care Trust had established at Chislehurst’s nearest hospital, following the close of the A&E unit last year.
Patients requiring urgent medical attention from the hospital’s ‘Urgent Care Centre’ and who arrive in an ambulance will be turned away by the hospital. But if injured or poorly patients arrive by car or on foot then they will be seen by a doctor or specialist.
Ambulance drivers and patients have complained that the rules are confusing and put patent care in jeopardy.
The MP for Old Bexley & Sidcup, a critic of the decision to close the A&E unit, told ChislehurstNews that he would be seeking answers from the South London Health Care Trust and asking for action to address confusion.
Mr Brokenshire is also supporting a campaign to prevent the closure of a Multiple Sclerosis unit at Queen Mary’s Hospital which has around 400 patients.