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 2017-03-23 09:18:20 +0000
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Sheila Bishop
signed 2017-02-13 18:20:12 +0000
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Juliet Glennie
signed 2017-01-01 18:26:31 +0000
Lydia Caines
signed 2016-12-08 22:54:25 +0000
I am against closing our hospitals.
signed 2016-11-29 23:34:01 +0000
signed 2016-11-29 17:53:18 +0000
signed 2016-11-27 09:43:38 +0000
Alexia Phillips
signed 2016-11-15 05:58:55 +0000
It can take 30 minutes to an hour to get from Fulham to St Marys or from Hammersmith to St Mary’s. In true emergencies where the golden hour for preserving life is involved the result of this decision is more deaths. The land was set aside for a hospital to serve the neighbourhood in Victorian Times and the site used for a new hospital ‘Charing Cross’ many years later freeing the valuable footprint in WC2. The whole site should continue to be for community use and sensibly to provide excellent emergency care to the locality.
signed 2016-11-14 11:23:06 +0000
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RAMESHCHANDRA PATEL
signed 2016-11-03 16:24:27 +0000
This hospital is an integral part of the LBHF and West London in general

Greatly appreciated by the majority of residents and at the heart of our borough.
signed 2016-11-01 10:01:45 +0000
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signed 2016-10-25 19:35:26 +0100
signed 2016-09-02 23:33:13 +0100
signed 2016-08-23 13:39:57 +0100
As a 4/5 year front line campaigner to save Charing Cross Hospital I think that this fight must continue to save it. Ther internal strife now going on within the Labour party will not help to fight the Tory long term plan to privatise the NHS. Pleasse allow the democratic vote that took place to elect Jeremy Corbyn stand, unite behind him and fight the Tories plans.
signed 2016-08-08 19:34:49 +0100
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