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 2015-07-13 17:53:19 +0100
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signed 2015-05-28 23:10:04 +0100
It’s very worrying closing this main hospital leaving the area without a hospital for the local population. Ealing hospital is also closing to in patients. How are patients meant to get to a hospital for urgent treatment? This will put extra pressure on the already over stretched ambulance service.
signed 2015-05-28 12:55:03 +0100
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signed 2015-05-22 17:44:27 +0100
With a growing population we need more hospitals not less.
signed 2015-05-22 13:07:02 +0100
The human right to health care means that hospitals, clinics, medicines, and doctors’ services must be accessible, available, acceptable, and of good quality for everyone, on an equitable basis, where and when needed.

The health care system must be guided by the following key human rights standards: Universal Access, Availability, Acceptability and Dignity, Quality, Non-Discrimination, Participation, Accountability.
signed 2015-05-15 13:46:30 +0100
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signed 2015-05-14 11:01:32 +0100
We have a number of elderly people livng localy to Charing Cross Hospital who would experience a lot of difficulty travelling further afield for treatment.

The closure of Charing Cross would only result in overloading Chelsea and Westminster.
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signed 2015-05-07 23:16:47 +0100
We must protect the NHS – it’s one of our most precious resources!
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