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Statement following Whipps Cross University Hospital's Inadequate CQC rating

Cllr Ahsan Khan, Waltham Forest Council's Cabinet Member for Health and Wellbeing, said: “We are of course disappointed by the CQC’s findings. Our expectation after the last inspection was that improvements would be delivered rapidly to better meet the standards of care our residents and patients deserve. While there has been improvement in several areas, it’s clear that progress has been too slow.



“With the community and local healthcare providers, we will continue to do all we can to support the management team at Whipps as it implements further changes as part of its wider improvement project.



“This report only strengthens our argument that Whipps Cross Hospital needs to be rebuilt to create a 21st Century hospital, which can fully meet the needs of our diverse and growing population.



“We’re working hard to make this happen. We are continuing to lobby the Government for Whipps to be redeveloped, and together with Barts Health will be presenting the Department of Health and the Treasury with their required Strategic Outline Case – a formal outline of our redevelopment proposal – in early 2017. If approved, we will then ask the Government to consider a business case for a new hospital facility.”

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