It is now almost a year since the Care Quality Commission launched a full investigation into Queens and King George Hospitals. That first report found what many of us had been saying for a long time, that Queens could not cope, the standard of care was not up to scratch and maternity services at Queens in particular were poor. Since that time there are signs of improvements, but I am still receiving too many complaints of poor care, and of poor food.
The Care Quality Commission is due to report back next month, and I must be fully prepared to know how to evaluate their findings. It is important that I know as much as possible about your experiences of care at Queens and King George.
I have joined with my colleague MPs Margaret Hodge and Jon Cruddas in a publicity campaign launched in this week’s Dagenham Post and Ilford Recorder asking for news on your experiences, positive or otherwise.
Please get in touch if you have been in either hospital in the past few months. You can e mail firstname.lastname@example.org, or write to my Constituency Office at 6 Mildmay Road, Ilford, Essex, IG1 1DT or telephone on 020 8911 0899.