22 April 2012
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 Mike Gapes feels that, as Member of Parliament, he is receiving far too many complaints of poor care especially of the elderly, and of poor food.
The Care Quality Commission is due to report back next month, and Mike needs to be fully prepared to know how to evaluate their findings. It is important that to know as much as possible about your experiences of care at Queens and King George.
Mike Gapes has thefefore joined with colleague M.P’s Margaret Hodge and Jon Cruddas in a publicity campaign launched in this weeks 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 Mike at firstname.lastname@example.org, or write to the Constituency Office at 6 Mildmay Road, Ilford, Essex, IG1 1DT or telephone on 020 8911 0899.