Stop the Hospital Closures

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Reorganisation of the NHS is leading to damaging changes in healthcare in Hammersmith & Fulham. Our borough's population is rising and demand is increasing. Yet, under the planned changes, access to local emergency care will be drastically reduced.

  • Charing Cross Hospital will be demolished. Much of the site will be sold off to developers to pay for redevelopment of St Mary's and a lesser facility on the remaining land.
  • Hammersmith Hospital's A&E has closed.
  • Charing Cross A&E will be downgraded to an 'emergency centre' run by GPs. There will be no Emergency Medicine consultants on site. Consultants at other sites will provide advice by phone or video link.
  • Because Charing Cross will no longer have a top-tier A&E, its world-class stroke unit will be moved to St Mary's, Paddington.
  • Charing Cross will lose 336 of its 360 in-patient beds, 93% of the total.
  • People who suffer a stroke or who need emergency surgery will have to be taken to St Mary's Paddington instead of Charing Cross. For many, travel times will increase.
  • Travel times for families and carers of these patients will also increase and journeys and parking will be more difficult and more expensive.

We call for an immediate halt to further closures of hospital services in Hammersmith & Fulham, and a full review and public consultation on the future of our local NHS.

 

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signed 2016-07-05 16:32:16 +0100
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signed 2016-07-05 16:24:25 +0100
TOP MAN STOP THIS SHIT FUCK THE TORIES
signed 2016-07-05 16:19:35 +0100
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signed 2016-07-05 14:43:56 +0100
As a student of Imperial College School of Medicine, I am extremely concerned about these hospital closure and the impact they will have on the health of the local community, the futures doctors and, in extension, the health of the nation.
signed 2016-06-17 14:39:44 +0100
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signed 2016-03-04 19:04:47 +0000
Hospitals should only be demolished on the condition that the same necessary services will be available to patients. Unless this promise is made, the demolition puts the health of all those who rely on the hospital at greater risk.
signed 2016-03-04 17:22:46 +0000
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signed 2016-02-25 14:32:38 +0000
I am very upset that my local hospital which is excellent and saved my husbands life when he was diagnosed with a rare tumour, is possibly going to be turned into flats. I only read in the Evening Standard that sales of the new proposed flats at Earls Court has slowed down. Why more flats, probably luxury and too expensive for young people to get on the property ladder, when we do not need or want them but DO want a valuable facilities that Charing Cross gives us locals. I am over 70 and it is a great comfort for me and my friends and family to walk to an A&E or get blood tests etc.
signed 2016-01-10 17:07:26 +0000
This is terrible news more and more hospitals closing down, AA&E closures, mean people travel further to get treatment. Torie cleansing regime, the poor get the worst treatment closing hospitals, regeneration off areas like brixton
signed 2016-01-03 17:18:16 +0000
signed 2015-12-23 18:39:12 +0000
The Hospital must retain the A & E department and the site must not be sold off or the number of beds reduced in number. The population is increasing and the Charing Cross Hospital must be retained.
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