|Boris Backing Claimed for Hospital Campaign|
Mayor to write to NHS London about A&E closures
Campaigners to stop the closure of Accident and Emergency departments in hospitals in West London are claiming that that they have recruited a key new supporter.
A cross-party delegation and campaigners from the Save our Hospitals Ealing campaign visited City Hall this week and put the case against shutting emergency provision at hospitals such as Hammersmith, Ealing and Charing Cross directly to Boris Johnson.
The meeting on 30th October with the delegation followed a request from local London Assembly Member Dr Onkar Sahota to meet the Mayor and discuss the issues specifically affecting Ealing as the worst hit borough under the proposals. The Mayor had previously refused to comment on the proposed changes. The Mayord agreed to write to NHS London, putting forward the impact of these proposals on Ealing’s residents and provision of health care.
We contacted the Mayor's office who told us that Boris Johnson would be writing to NHS London about the delegation's concerns but they were unwilling to issue a statement on the issue.