Full extent of the proposed cuts to St Helier Hospital emerge

Wimbledon Guardian: Full extent of the proposed cuts to St Helier Hospital emerge Full extent of the proposed cuts to St Helier Hospital emerge

The full extent of the proposed cuts to St Helier Hospital is now emerging.

The knock on effects of St Helier Hospital losing its A&E, maternity and children’s ward will mean the loss of other services including neonatal intensive care, intensive care for adults and some of its renal services.

A spokesman for Better Services Better Value said: "If the proposals go ahead, the hospital would not provide maternity services, so would not provide neonatal intensive care.

"It would provide a high dependency unit for adults treated in the planned care centre, but not an intensive care unit, as this would require the back-up needed by emergency care.

"We would anticipate renal dialysis continuing at the hospital, but not renal medicine.

"Current projections are for around 200 acute inpatient beds, including the planned care centre."

Have you used the services at St Helier Hospital? Tell us what you think by emailing ssleigh@london.newsquest.co.uk .

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3:46pm Sun 9 Sep 12

Michael Pantlin says...

The news report in November 2011 announced 346 beds at St. Helier Hospital whereas this latest report says around 200 so the promises are evaporating before our eyes.
The news report in November 2011 announced 346 beds at St. Helier Hospital whereas this latest report says around 200 so the promises are evaporating before our eyes. Michael Pantlin
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3:46pm Sun 9 Sep 12

Michael Pantlin says...

Michael Pantlin wrote:
The news report in November 2011 announced 346 beds at St. Helier Hospital whereas this latest report says around 200 so the promises are evaporating before our eyes.
http://www.yourlocal
guardian.co.uk/news/
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[quote][p][bold]Michael Pantlin[/bold] wrote: The news report in November 2011 announced 346 beds at St. Helier Hospital whereas this latest report says around 200 so the promises are evaporating before our eyes.[/p][/quote]http://www.yourlocal guardian.co.uk/news/ local/wimbledonnews/ 9360929.Redevelopmen t_designs_for_St_Hel ier_Hospital_unveile d/ Michael Pantlin
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7:35am Thu 13 Sep 12

Michael Pantlin says...

Read this national press report and consider how you will be affected

http://www.dailymail
.co.uk/news/article-
2200339/Damning-trut
h-A-E-closure-fiasco
-Savage-consequences
-NHS-cuts-revealed-p
ensioner-waits-6-hou
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Read this national press report and consider how you will be affected http://www.dailymail .co.uk/news/article- 2200339/Damning-trut h-A-E-closure-fiasco -Savage-consequences -NHS-cuts-revealed-p ensioner-waits-6-hou rs-ambulance.html Michael Pantlin
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7:40am Thu 13 Sep 12

Michael Pantlin says...

And this:
http://uk.news.yahoo
.com/emergency-hospi
tal-care-brink-colla
pse-004220518.html
And this: http://uk.news.yahoo .com/emergency-hospi tal-care-brink-colla pse-004220518.html Michael Pantlin
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