Romford M.P. Andrew Rosindell has written a letter to The Rt. Hon. Steve Barclay M.P., Secretary of State for Health and Social Care to raise concerns about accident and emergency waiting times at Queen's Hospital in Romford.
The Government is pouring record levels of funding into the NHS but these funds must be managed properly. If we are to have a truly national healthcare service free at the point of use, we must have the assurance and certainty that we can be treated, in an emergency, immediately and without delay.
In the letter, Mr Rosindell said:
"I have been inundated with e-mails, calls and letters from constituents detailing their unsatisfactory personal experiences within our healthcare system, where they have experienced wait times of between 12 and 16 hours in Accident and Emergency at peak times.
In a couple of cases, patients at Queen’s Hospital in Romford have reported excessive delays in their emergency treatment which has caused great distress and has put lives at risk.
Consequently, constituents who work in our NHS have reported working 13-hour continuous shifts which is significantly affecting the morale of our healthcare staff."