Old Bexley and Sidcup MP James Brokenshire gives nurses assurances over Queen Mary’s Hospital

PUBLISHED: 07:00 28 August 2013

James Brokenshire at the Royal College of Nursing meeting

James Brokenshire at the Royal College of Nursing meeting


Old Bexley and Sidcup MP James Brokenshire met the Royal College of Nursing’s outer south-east London branch to discuss the future of services at Queen Mary’s Hospital.

Nurses sought his views on how a sustainable way forward could be secured to protect care for patients and prevent financial problems returning when South London Healthcare Trust is dissolved in October.

The MP indicated he hoped a line could be drawn in the hand and that the hospital could have a brighter future under new ownership.

Mr Brokenshire said: ““I was very keen to get a real sense of the thoughts of the nursing community here in Bexley and in south-east London.

“The RCN plays an important role, as the NHS evolves, in making sure that the voice of the front line continues to be present and taken seriously.”

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