Government replies to child genius Aadarsh George about the future of St Helier Hospital in Carshalton

Government replies to child genius about hospital's future

Government replies to child genius Aadarsh George about the future of St Helier Hospital in Carshalton

Government replies to child genius Aadarsh George about the future of St Helier Hospital in Carshalton

Government replies to child genius Aadarsh George about the future of St Helier Hospital in Carshalton

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

A child genius who wrote to David Cameron with concerns about proposed service cuts at St Helier Hospital has received a response from the Government.

Five-year-old Aadarsh George, an avid reader of the Sutton Guardian, has been following the campaign to Save St Helier Hospital’s vital services.

He decided to take matters into his own hands and wrote to the Prime Minister in June.

In his letter, little Aardarsh thanked David Cameron for the £219m promised to St Helier but made it clear he wanted no cuts to the hospital in which he was born.

His reply from the Department of Health states: “I should emphasise that no decisions have yet been made on Better Services Better Value and that proposals resulting from the review will be subject to a full three-month consultation across south west London, which is currently expected to take place later this year.

“I would encourage you to take the opportunity to respond to the consultation.”

His father, Anish George, from Carshalton, said: “I am glad to say that many of the Indian newspapers that know Aadarsh published the same and I hope it will boost up our campaign to save our St Helier Hospital.

“After the news in the Sutton Guardian, our MP Tom Brake read it and contacted us.

"He conveyed his gratitude to Aadarsh and said that he is going to publish it on the Save Our St Helier Hospital services website and Tom Brake Facebook page.

“We will go ahead to save our hospital.”

Aadarsh, a Muschamp Primary school pupil, hit the headlines when he was three years old because of his remarkable knowledge of the world’s capital cities.

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