St Helier mums take 7,000 signatures to BSBV's head office

Sutton Guardian: St Helier mums take 7,000 signatures to BSBV's head office St Helier mums take 7,000 signatures to BSBV's head office

Two mums took their fight to retain services at St Helier hospital right into the office of the healthcare review threatening it.

Michelle Baker and Karen Russell from the St Helier estate organised a huge picnic in front of St Helier hospital during the summer to protest against the recommendation to close St Helier’s A&E and maternity departments.

While the Better Services Better Value (BSBV) programme board met on Wednesday – and were expected to recommend which hospitals would lose their frontline services – the two mums took reams of paper with over 7,000 signatures to the reception of NHS SW London.

Ms Baker said: “After all the hard work we have put in I will be damned if these petitions are going to be sitting in my house any longer.

“At the end of the day people need to speak up for others – that’s what we are doing.”

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3:58pm Fri 22 Feb 13

ResidentTony says...

Well done to the two Mums!!

Let's hope the powers-that-be listen to the voice of the people on this.

It was outrageous that these closures were ever proposed in the first place!
Well done to the two Mums!! Let's hope the powers-that-be listen to the voice of the people on this. It was outrageous that these closures were ever proposed in the first place! ResidentTony
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10:27pm Fri 22 Feb 13

kazza76 says...

@resident tony. lets hope so!!!! michelle and I would like to thank everyone who has supported us and st helier so far lets fight them to the bitter end!!!!!!!
@resident tony. lets hope so!!!! michelle and I would like to thank everyone who has supported us and st helier so far lets fight them to the bitter end!!!!!!! kazza76
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4:49pm Sat 23 Feb 13

Michael Pantlin says...

The proposed demolition of the Ferguson House Wing of St. Helier Hospital should be suspended until the future of St. Helier Hospital uncut is assured. Otherwise devious powers that be may wait until after it is reduced to rubble to declare a massive scaling back of the rebuilding plans so presenting a de facto block to the reintroduction of services due to lack of accommodation.
The proposed demolition of the Ferguson House Wing of St. Helier Hospital should be suspended until the future of St. Helier Hospital uncut is assured. Otherwise devious powers that be may wait until after it is reduced to rubble to declare a massive scaling back of the rebuilding plans so presenting a de facto block to the reintroduction of services due to lack of accommodation. Michael Pantlin
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