5-year-old Sutton genius asks David Cameron not to close St Helier Hospital's vital services

Five-year-old asks PM to save St Helier services

Five-year-old Aadarsh wrote to the Prime Minister about St Helier Hospital

Aadarsh George, five, says no to cutting services at St Helier Hospital

Little Aadarsh waits for a reply from the Department of Health

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First published in Save St Helier Wimbledon Guardian: Photograph of the Author by , Chief reporter covering Wandsworth

A highly intelligent five-year-old has written to David Cameron about the proposals to close St Helier Hospital’s A&E and maternity.

Aadarsh George, five, from Carshalton is a regular reader of the Sutton Guardian and has been following the campaign to Save St Helier.

Sutton’s child genius, Aadarsh, hit the headlines when he was three years old because of his remarkable knowledge of the world’s capital cities.

Aadarsh who goes to school at Muschamp Primary asked his father, Anish, if he could contact Prime Minister David Cameron about St Helier Hospital.

Proud father, Mr George, said: "I am very happy about Aadarsh’s initiation after reading the Sutton Guardian campaign.

"A five-year-old boy has concerns about the closure of the hospital he was born in and which provide him health care.

"He was browsing the net. He showed me and was telling me about the campaign.

"He asked me ‘Dad why can’t you campaign?’ - I said I am supporting, I signed Tom Brake’s petition and the Sutton Guardian’s.

"He said ‘Why can’t you send a complaint to Parliament?’"

With the guidance of his father, Aadarsh wrote a letter for the Prime Minister where he thanked him for the £219m promised to the hospital.

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However he goes on to say: "I have born in this St Helier hospital after a major caesarean to my mother.

"Twice I have been taken to the A&E of St Helier Hospital directly from Muschamp School, many times from the home to the hospital under my five years of life. This hospital is so important to me."

At the end of the letter Aadarsh makes it clear that he wants no cuts in any of the Hospital’s units and instead asks for additional facilities.

On Tuesday, June 26, Aadarsh received a reply on behalf of David Cameron which said: "Mr Cameron very much appreciates the time and trouble you have taken to get in touch about St Helier Hospital.

"Because the Department of Health is best placed to respond to the matters you raise, he has asked me to forward your letter and enclosures to the Department so that they may reply to you directly."

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7:56am Tue 3 Jul 12

Binsanity says...

Well done young Aadarsh, great to see people your age taking an interest in local issues. Sadly, it was never going to be investigated by Cameron himself but keep trying young man.
Well done young Aadarsh, great to see people your age taking an interest in local issues. Sadly, it was never going to be investigated by Cameron himself but keep trying young man. Binsanity
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4:07pm Tue 3 Jul 12

Michael Pantlin says...

Well done Aadarsh. You put many of your seniors to shame in fighting to save our wonderful St. Helier District General Hospital in its present form. The obscure ad hoc body that has been given the dirty job of wrecking St. Helier Hospital tries to kid us all that we will be better off fighting our way through the traffic to join the queue and pressures at St. George's Hospital Tooting so the article below is essential reading:
http://www.dailymail
.co.uk/news/articl:
e-2167643/Patient-dy
ing-thirst-rang-999-
Inquest-hears-mother
s-fury-nurses-neglec
ted-son.html
This is a Daily Mail report headed
Patient dying of thirst rang 999: Inquest hears of mother's fury at nurses who neglected son
Nurses forgot to give Kane Gorny his medication and he became so delirious he called 999
His mother said she spent hours trying to convince staff he needed attention but was told he was alright
Alarm finally raised an hour before his death when a doctor realised how serious his condition was
Read more: http://www.dailymail
.co.uk/news/article-
2167643/Patient-dyin
g-thirst-rang-999-In
quest-hears-mothers-
fury-nurses-neglecte
d-son.html#ixzz1zZXi
v2tf
Well done Aadarsh. You put many of your seniors to shame in fighting to save our wonderful St. Helier District General Hospital in its present form. The obscure ad hoc body that has been given the dirty job of wrecking St. Helier Hospital tries to kid us all that we will be better off fighting our way through the traffic to join the queue and pressures at St. George's Hospital Tooting so the article below is essential reading: http://www.dailymail .co.uk/news/articl: e-2167643/Patient-dy ing-thirst-rang-999- Inquest-hears-mother s-fury-nurses-neglec ted-son.html This is a Daily Mail report headed Patient dying of thirst rang 999: Inquest hears of mother's fury at nurses who neglected son Nurses forgot to give Kane Gorny his medication and he became so delirious he called 999 His mother said she spent hours trying to convince staff he needed attention but was told he was alright Alarm finally raised an hour before his death when a doctor realised how serious his condition was Read more: http://www.dailymail .co.uk/news/article- 2167643/Patient-dyin g-thirst-rang-999-In quest-hears-mothers- fury-nurses-neglecte d-son.html#ixzz1zZXi v2tf Michael Pantlin
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8:25pm Tue 3 Jul 12

exa_cordon says...

put Aadarsh in charge of the BSBV mob, he'd probably do a better job!!
to save money in hospitals, they should stop companies ripping them off by charging £000s just to decorate a room - said from experience
put Aadarsh in charge of the BSBV mob, he'd probably do a better job!! to save money in hospitals, they should stop companies ripping them off by charging £000s just to decorate a room - said from experience exa_cordon
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8:05am Wed 4 Jul 12

chakkala says...

All Suttner’s awake! Protest, look at the 5 year old Sutton Genius Aadarsh George, he done his part beautifully because he born in this St.Helier War Memorial Hospital and treated many times over St.Helier. 219 Million Fund to the St.Helier hospital refurbishment, but going to cut it’s both legs and both arms!!!! What a shameful decision. If Suttner’s united together nobody can touch our Hospital. Now a day’s POLITICS changing to POLITRICKS. Our health is the most important thing than any other issue. We are the Tax Payers, VAT payers and financing the Government to run. Government can throw away our billions and billions to War at Afghanistan, Iraq, Libya, Syria, next in Iran, etc... What benefit is getting, day by day our soldiers dying in the war field for what? Here is recession, price increase, and Health care collapse, and altogether telling a modern word ‘RECESSION’ DOUBLES RECESSION. Anybody read about St.Helier Hospital history. In 1938 Queen Mary laid the first foundation stone of this hospital, The first patients were admitted during the Second World War on 24 February 1941. On Second World War, March 19th 1941 a parachute mine was dropped on the hospital and destroyed the Maternity and Children’s Wing. 1963 queen mother visited the hospital to give the nursing awards and in 1987 the Princess of Wales officially opened the new maternity unit.
Well said Michael Pantlin, Hat off to Aadarsh George, you are more brilliant to interfere in such activities. All Suttner’s fight to keep our hospital fully alive.
All Suttner’s awake! Protest, look at the 5 year old Sutton Genius Aadarsh George, he done his part beautifully because he born in this St.Helier War Memorial Hospital and treated many times over St.Helier. 219 Million Fund to the St.Helier hospital refurbishment, but going to cut it’s both legs and both arms!!!! What a shameful decision. If Suttner’s united together nobody can touch our Hospital. Now a day’s POLITICS changing to POLITRICKS. Our health is the most important thing than any other issue. We are the Tax Payers, VAT payers and financing the Government to run. Government can throw away our billions and billions to War at Afghanistan, Iraq, Libya, Syria, next in Iran, etc... What benefit is getting, day by day our soldiers dying in the war field for what? Here is recession, price increase, and Health care collapse, and altogether telling a modern word ‘RECESSION’ DOUBLES RECESSION. Anybody read about St.Helier Hospital history. In 1938 Queen Mary laid the first foundation stone of this hospital, The first patients were admitted during the Second World War on 24 February 1941. On Second World War, March 19th 1941 a parachute mine was dropped on the hospital and destroyed the Maternity and Children’s Wing. 1963 queen mother visited the hospital to give the nursing awards and in 1987 the Princess of Wales officially opened the new maternity unit. Well said Michael Pantlin, Hat off to Aadarsh George, you are more brilliant to interfere in such activities. All Suttner’s fight to keep our hospital fully alive. chakkala
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10:35am Wed 4 Jul 12

Michael Pantlin says...

Aardarsh, don't be despondent when you get the Department of Health civil servant's reply to your excellent representation which the CaMoron passed to his minions.
The civil servant will just give you a run down of the process and where we are in it, I have seen so many. He/she will stress that the plan is medically led (by selected people), that no decisions have yet been made (ha-ha) and that it will go out for public consultation (cosmetic as the public have already spoken through petitions and the press about their wishes). The Coalition Government have driven this and then put the destruction at arms length claiming it's done by their temporary bodies that are planned to self destruct once their dirty work is done so we have no comback. That is also why we have a deafening silence from our MP Paul Burstow who is a Care Minister who prefers to take his photo opportunities dabbling in sideshows such as the opening of a Cats Protection charity shop and suggesting an exercise regime to deal with care of the elderly. At the end of the day they can't make us go to Tooting while there are other possibilities. It would help if the local population took the view that they refuse to listen to another utterance from the politicians, managers or ad hoc quango members until we have an assurance that St. Helier will be allowed to continue in its present and valued form without further interference. Keep up your good work Aardarsh you will be more popular than the politicians.
Aardarsh, don't be despondent when you get the Department of Health civil servant's reply to your excellent representation which the CaMoron passed to his minions. The civil servant will just give you a run down of the process and where we are in it, I have seen so many. He/she will stress that the plan is medically led (by selected people), that no decisions have yet been made (ha-ha) and that it will go out for public consultation (cosmetic as the public have already spoken through petitions and the press about their wishes). The Coalition Government have driven this and then put the destruction at arms length claiming it's done by their temporary bodies that are planned to self destruct once their dirty work is done so we have no comback. That is also why we have a deafening silence from our MP Paul Burstow who is a Care Minister who prefers to take his photo opportunities dabbling in sideshows such as the opening of a Cats Protection charity shop and suggesting an exercise regime to deal with care of the elderly. At the end of the day they can't make us go to Tooting while there are other possibilities. It would help if the local population took the view that they refuse to listen to another utterance from the politicians, managers or ad hoc quango members until we have an assurance that St. Helier will be allowed to continue in its present and valued form without further interference. Keep up your good work Aardarsh you will be more popular than the politicians. Michael Pantlin
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9:10am Thu 5 Jul 12

chakkala says...

exa_cordon wrote:
put Aadarsh in charge of the BSBV mob, he'd probably do a better job!! to save money in hospitals, they should stop companies ripping them off by charging £000s just to decorate a room - said from experience
Ha ha better idea,BSBV waste of money. They are crying for penny loses from NHS and exagerating it, why they are not counting the Pound loses and keeping silent on it.
[quote][p][bold]exa_cordon[/bold] wrote: put Aadarsh in charge of the BSBV mob, he'd probably do a better job!! to save money in hospitals, they should stop companies ripping them off by charging £000s just to decorate a room - said from experience[/p][/quote]Ha ha better idea,BSBV waste of money. They are crying for penny loses from NHS and exagerating it, why they are not counting the Pound loses and keeping silent on it. chakkala
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9:34am Thu 5 Jul 12

Drsamson says...

Little boy Aadarsh 'Well Done' you are much more ahead than same aged, even more than adults if compare your age.I did not believe it first, but changed my mind after i read about many news of him in the website, and watch some clips in the youtube too. Excellent master mind, keep on going and fight for good deeds, never fedup keep on fighting until you win, not only in St.Helier hospital issue, but you can do many thing. Grate Briton needs such yougsters. All the best.
Little boy Aadarsh 'Well Done' you are much more ahead than same aged, even more than adults if compare your age.I did not believe it first, but changed my mind after i read about many news of him in the website, and watch some clips in the youtube too. Excellent master mind, keep on going and fight for good deeds, never fedup keep on fighting until you win, not only in St.Helier hospital issue, but you can do many thing. Grate Briton needs such yougsters. All the best. Drsamson
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7:00pm Sun 8 Jul 12

Drsamson says...

Today some of my colleges talk to me about you little aadarsh, Amazed some of them know you personally, and they confirm me that they have asked you many question and you never failed, they told me you are one extra ordinary little. I want to see you personally. Keep on going genius, I am sure with your involvement, the campaign against closing St.Helier got a new life. Keep on going, nobody can close St.Helier as you told the same.
Today some of my colleges talk to me about you little aadarsh, Amazed some of them know you personally, and they confirm me that they have asked you many question and you never failed, they told me you are one extra ordinary little. I want to see you personally. Keep on going genius, I am sure with your involvement, the campaign against closing St.Helier got a new life. Keep on going, nobody can close St.Helier as you told the same. Drsamson
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7:19pm Sun 8 Jul 12

savesthelier says...

Incredible little genius, you put many grownup peoples far behind you. You are so amazing to do such things, I read about you, excellent and congratulation to you and your parents to brought such an intelligent mind to interfere such positive deeds. I am sure your letter became a main cause to open the blind eye of politicians; we never allow St.helier hospital to close any of its departments, you 5 year old aadarsh, you go ahead, we all behind you to get it done.
Incredible little genius, you put many grownup peoples far behind you. You are so amazing to do such things, I read about you, excellent and congratulation to you and your parents to brought such an intelligent mind to interfere such positive deeds. I am sure your letter became a main cause to open the blind eye of politicians; we never allow St.helier hospital to close any of its departments, you 5 year old aadarsh, you go ahead, we all behind you to get it done. savesthelier
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7:22pm Sun 8 Jul 12

savesthelier says...

Not exaggerating, you are so incredible, I LOVE YOU, and I hope I could have such an amazing boy as my son. Go ahead; you will be the winner in this campaign
Not exaggerating, you are so incredible, I LOVE YOU, and I hope I could have such an amazing boy as my son. Go ahead; you will be the winner in this campaign savesthelier
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