st-helier-hospitalIn the latest chapter of the fight to save services at St Helier hospital, clinicians have pushed our local hospital to the bottom of the pile in their recommendation. They had been promising an elective care centre on the site to soften the blow of losing A&E and Maternity. Now their preference is to put that elective care centre in Epsom leaving St Helier as a small local hospital.

Local hospitals don’t have a good track record in Sutton with Carshalton War Memorial, Queen Mary’s and Sutton Hospital itself all closing down over the last couple of decades.

You can read the detail of the recommendation on the BSBV website.

There is a crucial meeting next week where local Sutton GPs meet to decide whether to support the next move to consult residents on these proposals. That meeting is open to the public and I would strongly urge you to go if possible. It’s being held at St Bede’s Conference Centre at St Raphael’s Hospice next to St Anthony’s Hospital on London Road in North Cheam on Thursday 9th May at 1pm.

The campaign by local politicians has resulted in a worsening of the situation. It’s up to the community. It’s up to you to make your view heard.

Please sign the petition by clicking on the button on the right hand side of this page to let them know that you care about local healthcare in Sutton.