MP's top ten things you can do to Save St Helier

Wimbledon Guardian: SUTT/WIM/SAVESTHELIER: MP's top ten things you can do to Save St Helier SUTT/WIM/SAVESTHELIER: MP's top ten things you can do to Save St Helier

The MP for Sutton and Cheam has issued ten things you can do to save St Helier Hospital.

After a packed out meeting last night at Carshalton Boys Sports College, Paul Burstow, is encouraging people to take action against the Better Services Better Value review threatening St Helier’s A&E and maternity.

He said: "BSBV is so full of holes if it were a boat it would have sunk long ago. The public meeting exposed yet more flaws in this discredited process.

"For example, BSBV don't have any idea how many nurses and other non doctor healthcare professionals they will need to deliver their plans."

Ten things you can do to save St Helier Hospital

1. Write to your GP. From April this year GPs will make all the important decisions about our local NHS including the future of St Helier. Tell them you are against closing services at St Helier and ask them to write to NHS SW London to say they oppose the closures too. Ask them to send you a copy of the letter they write and any answer they receive. Then send these to the Save St Helier campaign at http://paulburstow.org.uk

2. Join your GP’s Patient Participation Group. These help doctors decide how to offer the best healthcare for patients. They hold discussions at regular meetings about health issues. Every GP practice has one.

3. Contact your council’s chair of scrutiny. If the NHS agrees to close services at St Helier there is only one way to stop it. The council’s scrutiny committee can “call in” the decision forcing the Government to reconsider. In Sutton it is councillor Mary Burstow: scrutiny@sutton.gov.uk

4. Be our eyes and ears. Often the best information comes from patients, visitors and staff e.g. maternity departments closing their doors because they are so busy.

5. Use St Helier. There’s a risk that patients and staff will go elsewhere because the hospital is under threat. If they do it could make the financial situation at St Helier even worse.

6. Sign the Save St Helier petition.

7. Distribute copies of the Save St Helier petition. Ask you local newsagent or hairdresser if they will put it on display for their customers to sign too.

8. Write to your local paper. You can also phone your local radio station and share your views on Twitter or Facebook. Tell them why you want to Save St Helier.

9. Volunteer to deliver Save St Helier leaflets. Call David on 020 8642 4852 or e-mail Paul Burstow at paul@paulburstow.org.uk.

10. Make sure Paul Burstow’s office have your contact details. It helps them to organise future events. Send mobile numbers and e-mail addresses to paul@paulburstow.org.uk

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1:36pm Sun 24 Feb 13

Simon Densley says...

11. Become a Minister in the Health Department and have the backbone to do something about it while you have power where these decisions are actually made.

12. When that fails, pretend to be leading the Save St Helier movement by suggesting everyone register their contact details with you if they want to help the cause. Use these details to send them all political propaganda reinforcing that idea.

13. Send the newspaper stories like this to divert attention away from the allegations of Lord Rennard's sexual misconduct, and your alleged involvement in covering it up.

14. If you really want to help save St Helier, you should also find out more about BSBV and how these decisions are being made. Read their case for change document http://www.bsbv.swlo
ndon.nhs.uk/ and send comments to them directly at betterservices@swlon
don.nhs.uk. You can write letters and sign petitions like this one: http://www.suttongua
rdian.co.uk/savesthe
lier/petition/, all without any need to involve a failed MP.
11. Become a Minister in the Health Department and have the backbone to do something about it while you have power where these decisions are actually made. 12. When that fails, pretend to be leading the Save St Helier movement by suggesting everyone register their contact details with you if they want to help the cause. Use these details to send them all political propaganda reinforcing that idea. 13. Send the newspaper stories like this to divert attention away from the allegations of Lord Rennard's sexual misconduct, and your alleged involvement in covering it up. 14. If you really want to help save St Helier, you should also find out more about BSBV and how these decisions are being made. Read their case for change document http://www.bsbv.swlo ndon.nhs.uk/ and send comments to them directly at betterservices@swlon don.nhs.uk. You can write letters and sign petitions like this one: http://www.suttongua rdian.co.uk/savesthe lier/petition/, all without any need to involve a failed MP. Simon Densley
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5:09pm Sun 24 Feb 13

Margaret_Hale says...

Couldn't have put it better Simon!
Couldn't have put it better Simon! Margaret_Hale
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10:27pm Sun 24 Feb 13

Michael Pantlin says...

Margaret_Hale wrote:
Couldn't have put it better Simon!
Spot on Simon"
[quote][p][bold]Margaret_Hale[/bold] wrote: Couldn't have put it better Simon![/p][/quote]Spot on Simon" Michael Pantlin
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9:21am Mon 25 Feb 13

Giles C says...

Hi Paul..
Trying to deflect from your role in the Rennard scandal isnt going to work...

Read this everybody.....

http://liberalconspi
racy.org/2013/02/25/
i-was-there-when-lor
d-rennard-is-alleged
-to-have-sexually-ha
rassed-lib-dem-women
/

How are all the Mums and Womans groups who you have so courted over the years going to feel about you covering up for your own personal aggrandisement?
Hi Paul.. Trying to deflect from your role in the Rennard scandal isnt going to work... Read this everybody..... http://liberalconspi racy.org/2013/02/25/ i-was-there-when-lor d-rennard-is-alleged -to-have-sexually-ha rassed-lib-dem-women / How are all the Mums and Womans groups who you have so courted over the years going to feel about you covering up for your own personal aggrandisement? Giles C
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3:28pm Mon 25 Feb 13

LiberalsOut says...

When will people see through this guy??
The Lib Dems are finished, just these last pockets of "resitance" in places like Sutton
When will people see through this guy?? The Lib Dems are finished, just these last pockets of "resitance" in places like Sutton LiberalsOut
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3:40pm Mon 25 Feb 13

Michael Pantlin says...

Giles C wrote:
Hi Paul..
Trying to deflect from your role in the Rennard scandal isnt going to work...

Read this everybody.....

http://liberalconspi

racy.org/2013/02/25/

i-was-there-when-lor

d-rennard-is-alleged

-to-have-sexually-ha

rassed-lib-dem-women

/

How are all the Mums and Womans groups who you have so courted over the years going to feel about you covering up for your own personal aggrandisement?
Something defective in that link Giles. Could not get it up on the screen. Got this message instead
Your search for http://liberalconspi racy.org/2013/02/25/ i-was-there-when-lor d-rennard-is-alleged -to-have-sexually-ha rassed-lib-dem-women / did not match with any Web results.
[quote][p][bold]Giles C[/bold] wrote: Hi Paul.. Trying to deflect from your role in the Rennard scandal isnt going to work... Read this everybody..... http://liberalconspi racy.org/2013/02/25/ i-was-there-when-lor d-rennard-is-alleged -to-have-sexually-ha rassed-lib-dem-women / How are all the Mums and Womans groups who you have so courted over the years going to feel about you covering up for your own personal aggrandisement?[/p][/quote]Something defective in that link Giles. Could not get it up on the screen. Got this message instead Your search for http://liberalconspi racy.org/2013/02/25/ i-was-there-when-lor d-rennard-is-alleged -to-have-sexually-ha rassed-lib-dem-women / did not match with any Web results. Michael Pantlin
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11:01pm Mon 25 Feb 13

Michael Pantlin says...

You couldn't make suggestion 3 up, write to his missus. :))
You couldn't make suggestion 3 up, write to his missus. :)) Michael Pantlin
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