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Capacity

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 […]

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 […]

South West London STP Draft finally published

Much later than originally announced, the draft sustainability and trans formation plan (STP) for South West London has been published. This document, like 43 others around the English NHS, represents the means by which the privatising “5 year forward view” is to be forced through. An earlier draft of this document was leaked to the […]

Green Wing stars to support junior doctors

Actor, and star of channel 4 comedy drama, The Green Wing which was set in a fictional hospital, but filmed largely in Northwick Park Hospital, Stephen Mangan has said that he, and some of his co-stars will be attending and supporting the junior doctors strike on the 6th of April 2016. We salute you and your […]

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 […]

“Record numbers of patients at Epsom and St Helier” – and what it means for you

The Epsom and St Helier Trust have announced “record numbers” of patients during 2015, an increase on 2014’s figures of “over 11,000”. See the press release here. KOSHH commends the hard work of the excellent staff at Epsom and St Helier in coping with this increase. It is important to remember that early 2015 saw […]

Re-post – The connection between the junior doctors’ contract and the American corporate takeover of the NHS

Re-Post: The connection between the junior doctors’ contract and the American corporate takeover of the NHS Dr Bob Gill (@DrBobGill) explains the unreported and sinister drive behind the push for changing junior doctors’ contracts. What is going on right now? The latest assault on the NHS involves the imposition of a new contract for junior […]

Letter to St George’s regarding A&E inavailability

As promised in our earlier post here, we have written to the chief executive of St George’s hospital as follows. We will of course post an update when we receive a response: Open letter to Miles Scott Chief Executive, St George’s Hospital NHS Foundation Trust Dear Miles,   I understand that on Friday (4/12/2015) there was […]

Grapevine: St George’s and Croydon Hospitals not accepting patients at A&E

We have received reports that on Friday afternoon (4/12/2015), the Accident and Emergency departments of both St George’s University Hospital in Tooting and Croydon University Hospital in Croydon, for a while at least, were not able to accept patients at their Accident and Emergency departments.   KOSHH understands that this was a question of capacity at […]

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