King’S College Hospital Foundation Trust

Part of the debate – in the House of Commons at 12:32 pm on 12th December 2017.

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Photo of Kate Hoey Kate Hoey Labour, Vauxhall 12:32 pm, 12th December 2017

I pay tribute to the staff at King’s, who have looked after so many of my constituents so well. Does the Minister agree that one thing we have to learn from this is that when a trust takes over a failing hospital, the challenges and difficulties can be much more than people have said, and the money given has not always been spent as it should have been? Does he also agree that just appointing a former head of the civil service to chair a trust does not necessary mean that they will have the attributes to do the job and that sometimes they are so busy doing other jobs that they might just take their eye off the ball?