King’s College Hospital

Part of the debate – in Westminster Hall at 5:33 pm on 16th January 2018.

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Photo of Helen Hayes Helen Hayes Labour, Dulwich and West Norwood 5:33 pm, 16th January 2018

The extent of the financial challenge facing King’s is well documented, and I recognise the figures that the Minister quotes. However, he has not yet recognised the extent of financial savings that King’s was already making. It is not an organisation that had been resisting the need to make savings; it has been making, on average, double the level of savings of any other trust in the country. That points to a situation in which the level of resource afforded to the trust is simply not enough to deliver the day-to-day responsibilities of keeping patients safe. Will the Minister recognise the extent of the effort that has gone into saving significant amounts of money out of the trust’s finances?