Alarm as Haringey Health Trust's performance plummets

Haringey Teaching and Primary Care Trust’s official rating for quality of service has fallen from ‘good’ to ‘fair’ and its performance in meeting national targets has fallen to ‘weak’.

Local MP Lynne Featherstone and Councillor Richard Wilson have demanded an urgent meeting with the Trust’s leaders to seek assurance over an action plan for improvement.

The annual rating check was revealed today by the official watchdog, the Healthcare Commission.

Lynne Featherstone MP commented:

“A patient who received a diagnosis like this would be worried.

“I am extremely concerned that so many failures have been highlighted in vital frontline services from breast cancer screening to access to GP service.

“The leaders of the Trust need to explain what they are doing to urgently improve the quality of service local residents are receiving.”

Councillor Richard Wilson, Haringey Liberal Democrat Health Spokesperson, added:

“I am alarmed that so many important services that local people rely on have suffered such a dramatic deterioration.

“With such high levels of health problems in Haringey, it is scandalous that services are getting worse rather than improving.I will be demanding a plan of action to get our local NHS back on the right track. “