Bexley councillors impressed by Queen Mary’s Hospital redevelopment

14 October 2016

The latest in the multi-million pound redevelopment works to transform Queen Mary’s Hospital in Sidcup into a vibrant community health hub were on display during a visit by local councillors.

A tour on 12 October was led by Andy Trotter, Chair of Oxleas NHS Foundation Trust, which owns and manages the site.  A number of councillors from Bexley Council’s Overview and Scrutiny Committee accepted the invitation and were delighted to see the progress made so far.

Visitors met staff in our Adult Learning Disability Service who have recently located to the Queen Mary’s site, before being shown the eye department, Meadow View ward, the new outpatients and musculoskeletal (MSK) services and the Urgent Care Centre.

Following a visit to Acorns, our newly-opened centre for children and young people’s services, the visitors were taken to see Guy’s Cancer at QMH, the new Cancer Centre which will be run by Guy’s and St Thomas’ NHS Foundation Trust.

Andy Trotter, Chair said: "We’re delighted to be working with our partners at Queen Mary’s Hospital, leading a new and innovative approach to delivering healthcare, ensuring local people access the very best NHS services possible."

Cllr Teresa O’Neill OBE, Leader of the London Borough of Bexley, said: "I am pleased to see the progress that is being made with the plans to develop the facilities and services. Queen Mary’s is highly valued by our residents and we continue to take a close interest in its future."