Ealing Hospital Future - Emergency Meeting
Civic alliance group arranges emergency assembly
On Thursday 23rd February at 7pm, West London Citizens*, will hold an Emergency Assembly at Cardinal Wiseman School in Greenford to express concerns the future of local health services which are currently provided by Ealing Hospital.
Following our rigorous listening campaigns across our institutions, we are aware of the level of feeling - of anxiety and anger - about the planned changes to our healthcare services, over which people have felt very little control.
Hundreds of people drawn from a wide range of diverse local institutions (including schools, churches, gurdwaras, mosques, mandirs and community groups) will challenge key NHS decision makers and politicians to give the community clear guarantees about future health service provision.
Ealing community believes that Ealing Hospital’s future hangs in the balance. Ealing Hospital and its surrounding communities have the most to lose from the planned merger with Northwick Park and Central Middlesex hospitals. As a result of this merger, Ealing Hospital may very well lose its A&E, maternity unit, surgical and other key services.
Ealing Hospital’s current surplus will be siphoned off, to be eaten up by Northwick Park’s debt, instead of being spent on improving services for Ealing residents. This amounts to asset-stripping.
The evening will include powerful testimonies from local people which will support questions presented to the panel members. Panel members include Cllr Julian Bell (Leader of Ealing Council); Dr Jenny Durandt (Vice-Chair, Ealing Commissioning Consortium); Dr Susan LaBrooy (Medical Director, NHS North West London, representing Shaping a Healthier Future programme); Dr Alfa Sa’adu (Medical Director and Deputy Chief Executive, Ealing Hospital NHS Trust).
What: Ealing Citizens Emergency Assembly
WHEN: Thursday 23 February, 7pm - 8.30pm
WHERE: Cardinal Wiseman School
* West London Citizens is a chapter of London Citizens, the capital’s largest civic alliance, representing a broad base of over 230 institutions, including: churches, schools, mosques, synagogues, university departments and trade unions. Members all share a commitment to taking action for the common good, and helping people of all backgrounds and ages to become active leaders who can help shape the public life of their city and neighbourhood.
21 February 2012