MP Tom Brake to hold public meeting in save St Helier Hospital campaign

'The fight for St Helier is far from over' warns MP

'The fight for St Helier is far from over' warns MP

MP for Carshalton and Wallington Tom Brake

The Better Services Better Value review is proposing to axe services across the region

St Helier Hospital

First published in News Sutton Guardian: Photograph of the Author by , Chief reporter covering Wandsworth

The MP for Carshalton and Wallington is holding a public meeting to discuss the future of St Helier Hospital.

The meeting will take place at 7pm on Thursday, February 21, at the Carshalton Boys Sports College, Winchcombe Road.

It will be an opportunity to challenge those behind the Better Services Better Value (BSBV) review who are proposing to close accident and emergency departments, maternity services and children’s wards at two hospitals in the region.

Mr Brake said: “The support for the campaign so far has been overwhelming. But we need to keep up the momentum as the fight for St Helier is far from over.

“The meeting is an opportunity for all the constituents to come and express their views, opinions and concerns about the future of St Helier.

“We encourage both those who are already engaged in the campaign, as well as those who would like to get involved, to drop in.”

Last year BSBV recommended that St Helier Hospital should lose its A&E and maternity departments.

A campaign to save these vital services has been fought ever since with thousands of local residents to voicing their opposition to the proposed closures.

If you would like to attend the meeting call Tom Brake’s constituency office on 020 8255 8155 or email info@tombrake.co.uk

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6:06am Thu 7 Feb 13

lilacgeorge says...

Just a thought....with all this in the news at the moment about Staffordshire hospital etc, wouldn't it be better to close the hospitals that DON'T perform like this and keep hospitals (like ours) that do open??? Spend the money on the hospitals that work hard to improve, either that or cull the management!
Just a thought....with all this in the news at the moment about Staffordshire hospital etc, wouldn't it be better to close the hospitals that DON'T perform like this and keep hospitals (like ours) that do open??? Spend the money on the hospitals that work hard to improve, either that or cull the management! lilacgeorge
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1:16pm Thu 7 Feb 13

LiberalsOut says...

No word from Paul Burstow then
No word from Paul Burstow then LiberalsOut
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