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Thursday, 16 July 2020

The fight to move acute services out of Epsom and St Helier hospitals is far from over




That’s according to campaigners unhappy with the news Surrey's health bosses have agreed in principle to build a new “super” hospital next to The Royal Marsden and ICR in Sutton, an artist's impression of the new site is pictured above.

They say the decision to move acute services like A&E and maternity out of the two hospitals to Sutton will "put lives in danger."

Sandra Ash is part of the group Keep Our St Helier Hospital, which is urging all residents to sign the group's petition against the decision.

She says the timing of the announcement hasn’t been thought through either, coming during a global pandemic.

She's been chatting with Jackie's Luke Williams about the new KOSHH campaign.



To sign the KOSHH petition, click here

NHS England says;

"Under the proposals, around 85% of current services will stay put at Epsom and St Helier, with six major services being brought together in the new specialist emergency care hospital, including A&E, critical care and emergency surgery.

The move to proceed with the proposals, known as Improving Healthcare Together, follows a joint decision by NHS Surrey Heartlands and NHS South West London clinical commissioning groups. At the Committees in Common meeting, they drew on a wide range of evidence, including the feedback from a 12-week public consultation which finished in early April 2020."
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