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Hospitals not coping with demand, in manufactured “crisis”

The Epsom & St Helier Trust declared an “Internal incident” on Friday the 6th of January, as they were unable to cope with demand, for a period of 11 hours. See the Trust’s statement about the so-called “Internal Incident” here:             KOSHH have issued the following statement regarding the “internal […]

We need your help – KOSHH Public Meeting – 16th Feb, Morden Baptist Church

They plan to close your hospitals – Who will save St Helier? Come along and have your say about the plans to close YOUR hospitals in South West London, under the guise of the terrible “Sustainability and Transformation Plans” (STPs) – the mechanism being used to force through Simon Stevens’ “5 Year Forward View”, which […]

STP Cuts to hospital services to be kept secret: Local newspaper coverage

The news story that cuts to local NHS services outlined in the STP (Sustainability and Tranformation Plan) are being kept a secret from the public, has been covered today in the local press. The front page of today’s (17th November 2016) Epsom Guardian carried this story: And today’s (17th November 2016) Wimbledon Guardian included this […]

Lots of new video content here

KOSHH campaigners have been hard at work recently, holding street-stalls, public meetings, leafleting and campaigning, and putting together some great new video content to help get the word out about the threat to our local hospital services, and to the wider NHS at this critical time.   This round-up is intended as a bit of […]

Video: Excellent motion on the NHS

On the 27th of September, at Labour Party Conference, a “contemporary motion” was put forward by a number of Constituency Labour Parties. We at KOSHH were very pleased to see that it was passed unanimously by the Conference. Disclaimer: For absolute clarity, KOSHH is not affiliated to any political party. We are a politically diverse […]

Video: Parliamentary debate on STPs

On Wednesday the 14th of September, Parliament debated the evil “Sustainability and Transformation Plans (STPs) – a mechanism devised to enact the demands of Simon Stevens’ privatising 5 Year Forward View. This plan could see the number of NHS hospitals in the country slashed by half, or perhaps even worse, and right now, this is the […]

Epsom & St Helier, the plot sickens

The Wimbledon Guardian have today run a front page article about the threat to St Helier, but recent developments have been a little confusing. For clarity, we have put together a brief timeline of events over the last year or so.   In January 2015, Daniel Elkeles started work at Epsom & St Helier Trust, as […]

The tale of the tarpaulin

As we have previously highlighted (see links here, here, and here especially) the Epsom & St Helier Trust has produced a document they call their “Estates Review”. The document is riddled with contradictions, some of which we will go into elsewhere. It appears to have been drafted to give the impression of a hospital trust whose buildings are […]

Press: KOSHH in the news, A&E waiting time targets.

The Epsom & St Helier NHS Trust have missed the government target for A&E waiting times every month since August 2015. Until recently, the government target for the percentage of A&E patients to be seen within 4 hours was 98%, but in June 2010, the Con-Dem government relaxed this target to 95%. There are a number […]

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