Closure By Another Name

So I’m not an ‘expert’ just a young-ish man with a deep love for the NHS and what it stands for.

So my week started with…

@ImperialNHS: We are not closing #CharingCrossHospital. We have not agreed any plans to close CharingCrossHospital A&E. States…

We are not closing Charing Cross Hospital. We are planning a £150 million rebuild to create a new type of local hospital, with specialist and planned care including: day case surgery/treatment, one-stop diagnostic clinics and outpatients services, integrated care and rehabilitation services (especially for elderly people and people with chronic conditions) and an emergency centre, next to our existing partner services that include mental health and cancer support.

So they are not closing A&E… But nothing about A&E in there £150Million upgrade. This report must be wrong here

@arbrown_town: Hi @Nnamdi_ES_Okoye, closure of HH A&E (but 24/7 opening of UCC) is driven by @ImperialNHS & expert Drs to save lives & improve outcomes.

I’ve had reason to contact Andrew Brown (@arbrown_town) recently, he seamed like a nice reasonable person. I asked…

@danielmcmorrow: @arbrown_town @Nnamdi_ES_Okoye @ImperialNHS let us see this ‘expert’ report then?

To my suprise, a few days later I got these reports…

Like all good NHS Documents it’s full of acronym & has a lot of word but says very little.

The first link states…

We remain absolutely confident that delivering the Shaping a Healthier Future recommendations in full will save many lives each year and significantly improve patient’s care and experience of the NHS.

This says (in my view) that if patient care & lives are not improved we got it wrong. Would the CCG’s that signed this letter put their jobs on the line? Maybe this should be a trial? If someone dies as a result of delay in getting care who do we blame?
Official statics need to be compared to before the change.


I agree. Going to A&E for daily diabetic treatment is silly, this however is not reason to ‘close’ A&E.
But rather a sign more effort should be put into education of what A&E is for.
The ‘chair’ of that video nails it, in saying patients will be at risk when they goto the wrong A&E.

@arbrown_town: A very reasonable blog @danielmcmorrow I agree with you. If reforms do fail NHS & CCG officials should step down.


In this video the ‘presenter’ says dollars ? This needs to be explained.

2nd if technology is leading the way, why did I have to privately fund my e-wheels that give me far more independence than I had without them?


@arbrown_town: Discussed on @BBCLondon949 the misleading & scaremongering claims about future of A&E at CXH. @DrBruceKeogh review on emergency care crucial

I think this language is really unhelpful. People are not scaremongering they have real concerns about their
health care.
The above is a recipe for death ! The biggest problem with this should be…

Whatever you think of these proposals, Imperial does not want to know. There will be no public consultation on the plans for Charing Cross and St Mary’s. Nor do they care about adequately informing you. Public information on the closure of Hammersmith and Central Middlesex A&E has not started, six weeks before closure, but £300,000 has been paid to PR consultants, including £55,000 to M&C Saatchi.

So the democratic system no longer applies to YOUR health care.
It’s local people who will be put at risk, NOT Mr Cameron or Mr Hunt. I’m not a political or economist. If anything I’m a pragmatist, I fully agree with the idea…
Read post here

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Daniel McMorrow

40 Year old disabled geek,

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