Bridget says Government must ‘turn again’ on threat to Whittington Hospital

4 December, 2009 at 5:00 am Leave a comment

Bridget Fox, the Liberal Democrat shadow MP for Islington South and Finsbury, has demanded the Government ‘turn again’ and save the Whittington Hospital.

The Government-backed NHS review of hospital services in north London has come up four different options: but all four of them would see the Whittington downgraded and its 24 hour casualty unit close. Emergency cases would be sent to Hampstead’s Royal Free Hospital instead.

Bridget says: “I am totally opposed to any plans to downgrade the Whittington.

“Anyone who knows Islington should also know this is a bad decision. It takes too long to get to Hampstead. Accidents and emergencies happen 24 hours a day and we need a 24 hour casualty unit.

“Plus Islington’s population is growing. It’s madness to think of closing our local A&E now.”

Read the full story here.

The Save the Whittington petition is available online here.

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Entry filed under: Bridget4Islington, SOS for the NHS.

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