Bridget blogs: Whittington update

20 January, 2010 at 10:34 am Leave a comment

Ready to blog
“A letter has arrived from Rachel Tyndall, Chief Exec of North Central London NHS, responding to local objections to the threatened closure of the Whittington A&E.

“Basically it tells us to watch this space: ‘There are no plans in place to make changes to these services… a review of services across North Central London is underway…. our analysis is at an early stage and we are a long way from having firm proposals. [The review] will see more care provided closer to where people live, and some specialist services being centralised…much of the routine care currently provided in hospital settings will in future be delivered in community locations, such as general practice and polyclinics…. This shift in activity away from traditional hospital settings will allow hospitals in future to focus on what they do best and to operate more efficiently.’

“If that means you can have your ingrowing toenail tackled by your GP instead of having to go to hospital, that’s fine. If it means closing our A&E, providing more efficiency for the NHS at the expense of patients, then it’s totally unacceptable.”

Read the full blogpost here.

Advertisements

Entry filed under: SOS for the NHS.

Christmas lights up Essex Road Islington’s elderly missing out on cold weather payments thanks to Government red tape

Leave a Reply

Fill in your details below or click an icon to log in:

WordPress.com Logo

You are commenting using your WordPress.com account. Log Out / Change )

Twitter picture

You are commenting using your Twitter account. Log Out / Change )

Facebook photo

You are commenting using your Facebook account. Log Out / Change )

Google+ photo

You are commenting using your Google+ account. Log Out / Change )

Connecting to %s

Trackback this post  |  Subscribe to the comments via RSS Feed


In Islington South & Finsbury

Bar chart: it's Lib Dem or Labour here

The Conservatives, Greens and UKIP can't win in Islington South. Voting for them will just help Labour to win again. Only the Lib Dems can beat Labour in our area.

Back Islington’s NHS

SOS for the NHS

Sign up to Bridget's campaign to defend and improve Islington's health services

Bridget on Twitter

The legal bit…

Published and promoted by Dominic Mathon on behalf of Bridget Fox and the Liberal Democrats both at 3N Leroy House, 436 Essex Rd N1 3QP.
Hosted by WordPress.com, who are not responsible for the contents of the site.


%d bloggers like this: