- 33% of 'blue light' ambulances across the area will take longer to reach hospital
- Among those picking up patients from poorer areas, 41% will take longer
- The four A&Es proposed for closure are all in deprived parts of London
- Elderly, poorer and disabled people who need non-urgent care will be 'disproportionately' affected
- Seven in ten people travelling by bus or tube will have journey times of 30 minutes or more
- Travel times are a key concern and warnings need to be raised about the prospect of longer and more complext journey times
- Closure could affect 'continuity of care' particularly for children
- Well-developed services at Ealing hospital to help Southall's large South Asian population, which suffers high levels of poor health, would also be lost.
Dr Onkar Sahota, chair of the London Assembly health committee,told the Daily Mail LINK that he thought their calculations were wrong: 'There is clear evidence that when travel times are increased, mortality rates go up'.