Julian Calls for Investigation into Health Provider Following the Closure of Bootham Park Hospital
February 4, 2016
Yesterday in a Westminster Hall debate in Parliament Julian called for an investigation into the behaviour of the Leeds and York NHS Partnership Trust, who were responsible for providing care at Bootham Park before it was closed by the Care Quality Commission (CQC) due to ongoing patient safety fears.
Several reports were produced by the CQC in the years leading up to the closure which highlighted specific safety issues which needed to be addressed. This work was not completed, and following an unannounced visit in September last year the CQC ordered the closure of Bootham Park Hospital.
Speaking in the debate Julian made his views clear on the need for a thorough investigation, and pressed the Minister on whether plans for a new dedicated mental health facility delivered by the new health provider, Tees Esk and Wear Valley Trust (TEWV), were on track.
Following the debate Julian said, “It is important that this issue remains at the top of everyone’s agenda, and we must ensure that a replacement in-patient facility is delivered swiftly to support the most vulnerable people in York.
“I welcome the news that work has now started at Peppermill Court to deliver 24 in-patient beds by this summer before the new hospital is built. It is vital that there are no stumbling blocks in the replacement of Bootham Park Hospital, and I will continue to work with all partners to ensure in-patient facilities are returned to York as soon as possible.”