Four A&Es Closing, NHS Confirms today 15th Feb 2013

Decision on Hospitals: All 4 A&Es to Close

Rally in Lyric Square Tomorrow 12 noon

Protest at NHS Board Meeting on Tuesday 19th Feb 2013

NHS announces closure of A&E and acute services at four west London hospitals

Charing Cross will close as a major hospital and all four threatened A&E departments will also be shut down, search NW London NHS announced this morning.

The decision to go ahead with the closures almost exactly as proposed last July came as no surprise following the phoney consultation exercise and leak of the plans a week ago.  But the news is still devastating for two million Londoners who will now face a second-class health service unless the plans are overturned by the Secretary of State.

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Who we are (continued)?

Following the announcement  on 2nd July 2012 that the Joint Committee of North West London Primary Care Trusts was consulting on hospital closures across west London, over 250 concerned residents attended a meeting chaired by Andy Slaughter, MP for Hammersmith, and decided to launch this campaign.





Hospital Closures Consultation - Latest News

People are contacting me to say that it is not clear how they should respond to the consultation. Here are the answers I got from the NHS North West London about the consultation process and here are the proposed answers produced by the Save Ealing Hospitals campaign to the confusing and slanted questionnaire. I hope this is helpful.

Meeting with NHS Managers

On Monday 23rd July I was able to question the two NHS managers leading the hospital closure programme.  Anne Rainsberry is the chief executive and Mark Spencer the medical director of NHS NW London.  Their job is to persuade us that Charing Cross should be reduced to a GP clinic and Hammersmith lose its A&E.

Here are some of the questions and answers and my comments.

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