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Part of the debate – in the House of Commons at 3:21 pm on 23rd October 2019.

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Photo of Mike Gapes Mike Gapes Independent, Ilford South 3:21 pm, 23rd October 2019

Sir Mike Penning mentioned the Barking, Havering and Redbridge University Hospitals NHS Trust in Romford. Queen’s Hospital in Romford is part of that trust, as is King George Hospital in my constituency. There is an independent treatment centre on the site of King George Hospital, and several years ago it was proposed that the centre be brought back in-house. But the company involved went to court and the NHS had to concede that it would remain as an independent treatment centre. These things are very damaging to the finances and integrity of our NHS.