Jo's statement on King's College Hospital NHS Foundation Trust

Orpington MP, Jo Johnson, has commented on the news that the regulator NHS Improvment has placed King's College Hospital NHS Foundation Trust into special measures. 

Jo said: ‘I was disappointed by the news that King’s College Hospital NHS Foundation Trust has been placed into special measures due to concerns about its financial performance. This is a troubling development for Orpington residents whose local hospitals, the PRUH and Orpington Hospital, have been making steady improvements since King’s took control in 2013.

‘I welcome the support that has been offered by the Department of Health and NHS Improvement to ensure that the Trust progresses onto a more sustainable footing, and will continue to work with the Trust’s Chief Executive, Nick Moberly, and the new Chair to maintain the provision of strong local health services in Orpington.’