Dartford and Gravesham NHS Trust response to Matthew Kershaw's report

PUBLISHED: 09:12 31 October 2012

Dartford and Gravesham NHS Trust is to take on some services at Queen Mary's Hospital in Sidcup after it was recommended on Monday that South London Healthcare Trust be dissolved.

Elective day surgery cases and endoscopies will be carried out by the north Kent trust, which also took on some of Queen Mary’s maternity and emergency patients when those units shut.

South London Healthcare is the first NHS trust to be placed into administration by the government.

A Dartford and Gravesham spokesman said: “We have a long standing, good relationship with the people of Bexley. We are pleased to see that it is recommended that we should now provide day case elective surgery and endoscopies at Queen Mary’s Hospital and hope that this will become a permanent arrangement.”

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