Tooting MP Sadiq Khan has become the 1000th member of St George’s Healthcare NHS Trust and is supporting its plans to become a Foundation Trust (FT) in 2011.

As a FT St George’s will remain fully within the NHS but will have greater financial freedom to develop facilities and services that are best suited to the needs of its patients.

Speaking about becoming a member Sadiq Khan said: “St George’s provides expert and specialist healthcare to patients in Tooting and beyond and I am pleased to support its plans to become a FT.”

“As a local resident and someone who was born at St George’s, becoming a member is a great way for me to be involved in shaping the future of healthcare services that will best serve the needs of the local community.”

FT membership is free and open to anyone aged 16 years and over. To find out more about becoming a member, email or call 020 8266 6132.

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