Save Our Hospitals Public Meeting

NHS campaigner, A&E consultant and local MP to speak

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A public meeting on plans for NHS in the local area is to be held on Tuesday 13 February. The Save Our Hospitals meeting is taking place in the Queens Hall, Ealing Town Hall at 7.30pm and is open to all.

Speakers include John Lister, a leading national NHS campaigner and expert, and Dr Gurjinder Sandhu, an A&E hospital Consultant and Rupa Huq, MP for Ealing Central and Acton..

The organisers say, 'Ambulances are queuing outside NHS hospitals, patients are packed into hospital corridors because hospital beds have been cut. But health bosses still say they want to close Ealing Hospital Accident & Emergency unit and eliminate hundreds of beds at Ealing and Charing Cross Hospitals. Come to this public meeting and hear what the plans are and how you can join the campaign to resist these cuts.'

A spokesperson for NHS in NW London disputed the claims of the Save Our Hospitals campaign saying, "Beds have not been closed at Ealing Hospital. It is true that it’s been a tough winter for the NHS across all parts of the UK and Ealing is certainly no exception, but the combination of many months of detailed planning and the hard work of our staff across every part of the system has meant that the A&E performance for January for London North West University Healthcare NHS Trust, who run Ealing Hospital is better this year than last year. There have also been significantly less ambulance breaches at Ealing’s A&E."

Regarding change in Ealing the spokesperson said, " Over the next few years we will be looking at where we can best provide services for residents, including GP practices, the community and hospital. New services will be developed and some existing services will change. No changes will be made until new community services are up and running and will talk to residents."

The meeting has been organised by Ealing Save Our NHS (ESON).

January 24, 2018

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