BSBV programme board meet to discuss future of SW London hospitals
9:46am Tuesday 29th May 2012 in News
The programme board of an NHS review panel met last week to look at the options for the future of services in SW London.
The Better Services Better Value programme board considered the results of a financial report and the recommendation made earlier in the month by a scoring panel that St Helier Hospital should lose its A&E and maternity.
They board concluded on Thursday, May 24, that Kingston Hospital was not an option to lose its Accident and Emergency and maternity departments.
The material will be presented in a business case to be considered by the joint boards of SW London Primary Care Trusts in July – a delay on previous indications which stated it would be made on June 7.
The programme Board also accepted the recommendation that children's wards at three SW London hospitals close and a specialist inpatient childrens’ ward should be at St George’s Hospital in Tooting.
They have asked for more work to be done on the implications of implementation.