Queen Mary's Hospital announcement welcomed

Queen Mary's Hospital exterior
Queen Mary's Hospital, Sidcup

The Secretary of State for Health has today approved the recommendation by the Trust Special Administrator (TSA) at South London Healthcare NHS Trust that ownership of the Queen Mary's Hospital site in Sidcup transfers to Oxleas NHS Foundation Trust.

Our Chief Executive Stephen Firn said: "The recommendation recognises our clinical expertise and financial stability and reaffirms Oxleas as a highly regarded provider of high quality local NHS services. We have provided NHS services from a range of sites across the borough of Bexley for the past two decades. We have shared the concern of local people, commissioners and MPs about the decline of Queen Mary's in recent years and we plan to invest in the hospital to safeguard its future. We therefore welcome the opportunity to play a leading role in making Queen Mary's a hub for high quality healthcare services for local people.

"We will continue negotiations with commissioners and providers to develop plans and a business case around the transfer of Queen Mary's Hospital."

You can read the TSA's Recommendations for the future of Queen Mary's Hospital in full on the TSA website. 

Published on 31st January 2013