Petition - Closure of King George Hospital Accident and Emergency Department

– in the House of Commons at 5:21 pm on 26th April 2017.

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Photo of Wes Streeting Wes Streeting Labour, Ilford North 5:21 pm, 26th April 2017

I rise to present a petition against the closure of King George hospital accident and emergency department, signed by well over 10,000 of my constituents in Ilford North, as well as many constituents in Ilford South and other neighbouring constituencies. Were my hon. Friend Mike Gapes not attending the NATO Parliamentary Assembly today, he would be by my side. This issue is of central importance to the people I was sent here to represent. For that reason, it was the very first issue that I raised upon election to this House. The Conservatives promised that they would keep the maternity and accident and emergency departments at King George hospital. Maternity has gone, and the closure decision for A&E has been taken.

The petitioners therefore request:

that the House of Commons urges the Government to undertake a review of the original decision to close King George Hospital A&E and in particular the criteria used which the petitioners believe are now out of date.

I look forward to continuing to champion this cause for many years to come.

Following is the full text of the petition:

[The petition of residents of the UK,

Declares that the petitioners are against the closure of the A&E department at King George Hospital in Ilford.

The petitioners therefore request that the House of Commons urges the Government to undertake a review of the original decision to close King George Hospital A&E and in particular the criteria used which the petitioners believe are now out of date.

And the petitioners remain, etc.]

[P002041]