Campaigners to hand over 13,000 strong petition against St Helier Hospital changes

Campaigners to hand over 13,000 strong petition against plans to change St Helier Hospital

Campaigners to hand over 13,000 strong petition against plans to change St Helier Hospital

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

St Helier Hospital campaigners will hand over a 13,000 strong petition to medical chiefs tomorrow calling for A&E, children’s and maternity services to stay open.

Sally Kenny of the Lower Morden Residents’ group to Save St Helier Hospital will hand over the petition at the Merton Clinical Commissioning Group board meeting.

The failed healthcare review, Better Services Better Value (BSBV), was axed in February after twice recommending the hospital's A&E, maternity and children's services be closed.

However, a consequence of the review is a £219m redevelopment of St Helier Hospital promised in 2010 is unlikely to go ahead due to the uncertainty it has faced under BSBV.

The Merton CCG board meeting is open to members of the public to attend and starts on Thursday, March 27, from 9am at the Civic Centre in London Road, Morden.

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6:42pm Wed 26 Mar 14

Hove Ex-Pat says...

Be interesting to see how many, if any, of our four local MP's bother to turn up. Of course for a photo opportunity at least two will turn up for the flash of a press camera. I doubt if the two Tories will bother to attend. Well done to all those who have organised the petition, as well as all the other work you have done.
Be interesting to see how many, if any, of our four local MP's bother to turn up. Of course for a photo opportunity at least two will turn up for the flash of a press camera. I doubt if the two Tories will bother to attend. Well done to all those who have organised the petition, as well as all the other work you have done. Hove Ex-Pat
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7:28pm Wed 26 Mar 14

ResidentTony says...

Could I put in plea that all comments from now on deal with healthcare in the area, and not the politics in the area.
Could I put in plea that all comments from now on deal with healthcare in the area, and not the politics in the area. ResidentTony
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