MP calls for parliamentary support of St Helier Hospital

Wimbledon Guardian: Carshalton and Wallington MP Tom Brake Carshalton and Wallington MP Tom Brake

The MP for Carshalton and Wallington is to table a motion in Parliament out of his concerns for St Helier Hospital.

Tom Brake, the MP for Carshalton and Wallington will call for local healthcare reviews to be as comprehensive as possible to avoid a repeat of the “flawed” review which recommended the closure of vital services at St Helier Hospital.

Mr Brake said: “The decision to close A&E and maternity services at St Helier is based upon a flawed process.

“As a community we are fighting to save our local health services but I also want to make sure flawed reviews do not lead to similar situations elsewhere.”

Mr Brake will table the Early Day Motion when Parliament returns and will be encouraging other MPs to support the motion.

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4:06pm Sat 9 Jun 12

gillig says...

Tom Brake voted to increase the UK payment to the IMF to prop up the Euro, from £10 Billion to £20 Billion. The £20 Billion thrown away on the Euro by our MPs is 526 times their budget cut for St Helier.
Tom Brake’s Conservative/Lib Dem coalition has cut St Helier’s budget by £38 million. Last year being in the EU cost the UK economy nearly £15,000,000 every hour of the day! 1 minute in the EU costs the same as the annual salaries of
10 nurses !
Tom Brake voted to increase the UK payment to the IMF to prop up the Euro, from £10 Billion to £20 Billion. The £20 Billion thrown away on the Euro by our MPs is 526 times their budget cut for St Helier. Tom Brake’s Conservative/Lib Dem coalition has cut St Helier’s budget by £38 million. Last year being in the EU cost the UK economy nearly £15,000,000 every hour of the day! 1 minute in the EU costs the same as the annual salaries of 10 nurses ! gillig
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5:15pm Sat 9 Jun 12

Michael Pantlin says...

Both our Sutton MPs also voted with Nick Clegg to support his unnecessary, unmandated, and almost universally opposed NHS privatisation Act. Early Day Motions are a parliamentary device to draw attention to a matter and usually have little chance of success. It won't in itself do anything for St. Helier.
Both our Sutton MPs also voted with Nick Clegg to support his unnecessary, unmandated, and almost universally opposed NHS privatisation Act. Early Day Motions are a parliamentary device to draw attention to a matter and usually have little chance of success. It won't in itself do anything for St. Helier. Michael Pantlin
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6:01pm Sat 9 Jun 12

Michael Pantlin says...

When you look at the publicly available CV information on the CEO picked for the job at St. Helier with the references to cutting costs, changing structures, externalisations, and mergers, the layman could be forgiven for thinking that the plan to downgrade services at St. Helier was cut and dried a long time ago.
http://uk.linkedin.c
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When you look at the publicly available CV information on the CEO picked for the job at St. Helier with the references to cutting costs, changing structures, externalisations, and mergers, the layman could be forgiven for thinking that the plan to downgrade services at St. Helier was cut and dried a long time ago. http://uk.linkedin.c om/pub/matthew-hopki ns/17/7a6/799 Michael Pantlin
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7:59am Sun 10 Jun 12

Mordenman says...

Mr Brake has been a keen supporter of this coalition, backing every regressive, short sighted and damaging move they have made. He can't be surprised when Cameron's wrecking ball visits his own constituency. The voters won't forget what he has done.
Mr Brake has been a keen supporter of this coalition, backing every regressive, short sighted and damaging move they have made. He can't be surprised when Cameron's wrecking ball visits his own constituency. The voters won't forget what he has done. Mordenman
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10:37am Sun 10 Jun 12

Michael Pantlin says...

The moves to reduce the facilities at St. Helier Hospital and shoehorn them into St. George's Hospital Tooting must be viewed in the light of PM Cameron's rule change that hospitals including St. George's are allowed to devote up to half their facilities to private patients to raise revenue and be more self-governing. So thousands of extra patients from Sutton, Carshalton and Morden will be banging on the doors of St. George's joining the existing queues and the beds and services will be inadequate and waits will increase. Then we'll find we are offered the treatment we would expect on a private basis with a nice bill to follow despite our already having paid in through our taxes and National Insurance.
Make no mistake the tinkering with CaMoron's NHS Act won't stop his privatisation. These changes must be resisted at this late stage by the people who value our public NHS and in particular our cherished local St, Helier NHS District General Hospital. A few people have said they won't defend St. Helier Hospital because they have previously had a bad experience there. You don't shut a hospital because someone had a problem some time ago in one of the departments with one of the staff. You complain constructively and that is the way standards are defended. I'm sure St. George's will have given some patients a bad experience too. Currently a friend is waiting for a heart valve repair at Bees Knees St. George's and it keeps being postponed through emergencies. As services are concentrated and beds cut this will be the norm again to increase the pressure to vote with your feet for Dave's Private Americanised Care System feeding the medical insurance companies fat cats in their stripy suits.
The moves to reduce the facilities at St. Helier Hospital and shoehorn them into St. George's Hospital Tooting must be viewed in the light of PM Cameron's rule change that hospitals including St. George's are allowed to devote up to half their facilities to private patients to raise revenue and be more self-governing. So thousands of extra patients from Sutton, Carshalton and Morden will be banging on the doors of St. George's joining the existing queues and the beds and services will be inadequate and waits will increase. Then we'll find we are offered the treatment we would expect on a private basis with a nice bill to follow despite our already having paid in through our taxes and National Insurance. Make no mistake the tinkering with CaMoron's NHS Act won't stop his privatisation. These changes must be resisted at this late stage by the people who value our public NHS and in particular our cherished local St, Helier NHS District General Hospital. A few people have said they won't defend St. Helier Hospital because they have previously had a bad experience there. You don't shut a hospital because someone had a problem some time ago in one of the departments with one of the staff. You complain constructively and that is the way standards are defended. I'm sure St. George's will have given some patients a bad experience too. Currently a friend is waiting for a heart valve repair at Bees Knees St. George's and it keeps being postponed through emergencies. As services are concentrated and beds cut this will be the norm again to increase the pressure to vote with your feet for Dave's Private Americanised Care System feeding the medical insurance companies fat cats in their stripy suits. Michael Pantlin
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6:57am Mon 11 Jun 12

Danny Bhoy says...

I keep reading about plans to shut St Helier. Then I read the proposals and there is no plan to shut St Helier, just a proposal to reshuffle services across four hospitals, which local doctors believe will save lives. There's a lot of irresponsible flag-waving going on, not least by Mr Brake and his colleagues.
I keep reading about plans to shut St Helier. Then I read the proposals and there is no plan to shut St Helier, just a proposal to reshuffle services across four hospitals, which local doctors believe will save lives. There's a lot of irresponsible flag-waving going on, not least by Mr Brake and his colleagues. Danny Bhoy
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6:57am Mon 11 Jun 12

Danny Bhoy says...

I keep reading about plans to shut St Helier. Then I read the proposals and there is no plan to shut St Helier, just a proposal to reshuffle services across four hospitals, which local doctors believe will save lives. There's a lot of irresponsible flag-waving going on, not least by Mr Brake and his colleagues.
I keep reading about plans to shut St Helier. Then I read the proposals and there is no plan to shut St Helier, just a proposal to reshuffle services across four hospitals, which local doctors believe will save lives. There's a lot of irresponsible flag-waving going on, not least by Mr Brake and his colleagues. Danny Bhoy
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