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 2015-07-14 19:10:38 +0100
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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
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signed 2015-07-14 15:48:31 +0100
The proposed demolition of Charing Cross Hospital is totally idiotic.

We, the public, benefit from the services that Charing Cross provides and we will suffer significantly if the services are effectively shut down.
signed 2015-07-14 15:48:11 +0100
signed 2015-07-14 15:18:34 +0100
I recently had the experience of A&E at Charing Cross, the staff were doing their best but I was been treated in a corridor even on the floor at one point ! They were overworked and under staffed. We Urgently need this hospital, it’s impossible to get to St Mary’s from this part of London in times of emergency !
signed 2015-07-14 15:15:48 +0100
I am over 75 and have to attend the CX Breast Services department for regular check-ups. It currently takes me 15 mins by car /taxi to get there. I also have emphasima. The journey to St Mary’s Paddington is far more complicated and very much a cross town one, a taxi there and back will be expensive (£15/£20 each way) Public transport is not really an option as it involves walk/bus/underground/walk – a good hour each way and not good for an emphasima sufferer..
signed 2015-07-14 15:12:35 +0100
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signed 2015-07-14 15:00:12 +0100
Charing Cross Hospital has done me proud over the years and I would hate to have to use any other hospital. Shutting down such a vital service in West London does not bear thinking about and this is not just about the inconvenience of having to travel further, this is more about the staff, the hospital itself and the need for the hospital in the area.
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I think this is an absolute disgrace. My father recently received the best care when he had a tumour. He is here to tell the story!
signed 2015-07-14 11:23:21 +0100
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