Response to the Evening Standard article regarding the development of Charing Cross Hospital

In response to the Evening Standard article published on 24 November 2014 regarding the development of Charing Cross Hospital, an Imperial College Healthcare NHS Trust spokesperson said:

“We are still some way off clarifying what our new models of care should look like in practice on the Charing Cross site in order to meet changing needs. That has to be the priority before we begin to consider in detail, the design of the proposed new facilities and the sale of surplus land. And we have committed to involving patients, local communities and other stakeholders in that process too.

“As such, we can confirm that we are not in any discussions about the disposal of land at Charing Cross Hospital or about alternative uses for the tower block. We can also confirm that no decisions have been made about the future of A&E services at Charing Cross - we are still awaiting the outcome of the England-wide review of urgent and emergency care by Sir Bruce Keogh and Professor Keith Willett to inform our proposals for the future. Again, we are committed to involving local stakeholders in helping to shape these proposals.”