Media Statement Regarding Secretary of State's Decision to Enact the Unsustainable Provider Regime Today
We acknowledge the Secretary of State for Health has made the decision today to enact the Unsustainable Provider Regime at South London Healthcare NHS Trust.
We are all hopeful that today's announcement will be a step towards resolving long-standing financial issues which also involves the wider S E London health sector, and ensures that the future provision of quality healthcare services for local people is maintained.
In spite of the massive improvements in the quality of care - among the lowest mortality and infection rates now in England - the financial challenges facing the Trust remain significant.
We would like to reassure local patients and members of the public that our staff will continue to provide first rate services as normal. There will be no impact on care and all scheduled appointments will continue as usual.