MP backs plans for new A&E at Queen’s Hospital

Romford MP Andrew Rosindell has pledged his support for a new and improved A&E at Queen’s Hospital after a visit to the site earlier today. 

Teams showed Mr Rosindell around the department where he described the care as 'excellent’ after speaking to consultants and A&E leads. 

However, he said ‘the facilities need to be improved’ to ‘increase efficiency for both staff and patient care’. 

When Queen’s was opened in 2006, it was built to accommodate around 300 patients a day who were seeking urgent and emergency care. Now, at peak times, more than double that number come through its doors with it peaking to 751 in March.  

Andrew with colleagues

A redesigned and improved department will transform the A&E for patients and provide our staff with a better working environment. It will be part of our drive to reduce overcrowding, cut long waits for admission and put an end to corridor care which Andrew also highlighted. 

He said: “I’ve been really pleased to visit the hospital today where I met some of the key people who keep the hospital running. 

“Queen’s is clearly doing a great job but the capacity isn’t keeping up with the numbers of the population. 

“The facilities need to be improved, there needs to be more resources and that’s why I’m going to work with the Trust to persuade the Government to fund a new dynamic way of accessing A&E services here. 

“Clearly a new A&E facility here will not only be good value for money but increase efficiency, better patient care and faster.” 

His comments come after seeing our busiest month on record in March despite continually improving our A&E performance which was reflected in the most recent national figures. 

In April almost 7,000 more patients were treated within four hours in our A&Es and Urgent Treatment Centres (UTC) compared with the previous year. 

Our overall performance (All Types) was the best it’s been in four years, with 78.14% of patients being seen and treated within four hours.  

It placed us 5th out of 18 acute trusts in London and 24th out of 122 in England. 

Our Chief Executive Matthew Trainer thanked Andrew for his support; “It’s important that our local MPs see at first-hand the difficult conditions in which some of their constituents are receiving care. 

“Our staff are doing an incredible job but there are still too many patients being cared for in corridors, which is a poor experience for patients and staff. 

“A redesigned department will help us put an end to corridor care.”

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