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 2015-08-26 09:44:56 +0100
I have used the fantastic A&E services at the Charing Cross which arguably saved my life. I cannot praise the service enough and think it needs to be kept in the local area.
signed 2015-08-12 22:09:37 +0100
As an NHS worker I say ´save our hospitals!´
signed 2015-07-23 17:48:10 +0100
signed 2015-07-22 06:48:17 +0100
This hospital is the best hospital in UK for Neurology.
signed 2015-07-16 14:44:31 +0100
signed 2015-07-16 08:55:02 +0100
signed 2015-07-16 07:16:19 +0100
signed 2015-07-15 17:59:33 +0100
signed 2015-07-15 15:31:48 +0100
We need a local hospital which is in reach of the community.
signed 2015-07-15 15:27:12 +0100
signed 2015-07-15 12:49:40 +0100
So well looked after at Charing Cross that I opt for it rather than Ealing. It’s a travesty to be even considering closure.
signed 2015-07-15 10:05:43 +0100
I have recently received outstanding treatment at Charing Cross.

This seems to be all about money and the thinking does not join up.
signed 2015-07-15 09:42:07 +0100
signed 2015-07-15 08:42:39 +0100
signed 2015-07-15 06:54:13 +0100
signed 2015-07-14 23:04:15 +0100
So seemingly well organised at CXH, and the Acute Stroke team being so outstanding…. how can closure be considered. St Mary’s seems a rabbit warren by comparision.
signed 2015-07-14 22:20:56 +0100
signed 2015-07-14 22:14:08 +0100
Our extended family have signed numerous petitions to halt this madness having had excellent and life-saving treatment at Charing Cross Hospital.
signed 2015-07-14 20:27:50 +0100
signed 2015-07-14 20:18:56 +0100
signed 2015-07-14 20:10:08 +0100
what will happen to the medical school behind Charing Cross , the closure will have big ramifications for training new doctors?
signed 2015-07-14 20:03:08 +0100
signed 2015-07-14 19:10:38 +0100
signed 2015-07-14 18:55:12 +0100
signed 2015-07-14 18:06:03 +0100
A huge residential area will be deprived of adequate healthcare if these cuts are implemented.. As usual, services will disappear before adequate replacement measures are put in place – so much for ‘planning’ !
signed 2015-07-14 17:50:23 +0100
signed 2015-07-14 17:19:23 +0100
I would not be happy being treated anywhere else – Charing Cross Hospital

must be saved.
signed 2015-07-14 17:00:16 +0100
signed 2015-07-14 16:40:39 +0100
signed 2015-07-14 16:20:12 +0100
Charing Cross is a vital component of the NHS system in West London.
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