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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 […]

G4S AGM today, a protest, and why KOSHH were there

Today (26/5/2016) saw the Annual General Meeting of G4S, held in the Holiday Inn in Sutton town centre, and a protest outside which KOSHH attended. The protest event page on social media by the “Stop G4S” campaign group lists the following as the reasons for the protest:   KOSHH campaigners were there to show our […]

Where do this MPs loyalties lie?

Further to our recent post, which explained that MP for Sutton and Cheam, Paul Scully, who did not turn up on either of the recent junior doctors’ picket lines, was due to attend a ceremony at a private hospital in the constituency, it would appear that he did indeed attend. Spire St Anthony’s hospital are […]

Profile: Spire St. Anthony’s

St Anthony’s Hospital is located in Cheam, South West London. The business, now known as “Spire St Anthony’s Hospital” wasn’t always run by private provider Spire Healthcare. According to the website, It was originally founded long before the NHS existed, in 1904 by the “Daughters of the Cross” (a group of religious sisters within the […]

Tory MP, Paul Scully to celebrate with private hospital

Only a week since Conservative health Secretary Jeremy Hunt announced his intention to impose a new contract upon NHS junior doctors, and the Sutton Guardian have reported that Conservative MP for Sutton and Cheam, Paul Scully intends to attend a “topping out” ceremony to celebrate the building of a new facility at a private hospital […]

The Epsom & St Helier Trust have written an open letter…

Further to the story which we covered here and the Epsom Guardian article detailed here and here, the Epsom and St Helier Trust have issued an “Open Letter” to the Epsom Guardian, the text of which you can find here and it is reproduced in full below for your reference: This open letter questions a […]

Trust announces “Grant” of £46k to help maternity patients lose weight – and a private provider is involved

The Epsom & St Helier Trust have today announced that they have secured a “grant” from a charitable trust, of £46,282 to help overweight expectant mothers lose weight. On the face of it, this looks like good news, but as is so often the case with these things, the devil is in the detail.   […]

Letter to St Helier Hospital regarding Private Provider Mobile Scanners

As promised in our earlier post here, we have written to the chief executive of St Helier hospital as follows. We will of course post an update when we receive a response: Open Letter to Daniel Elkeles, Chief Executive, Epsom and St Helier Hospitals NHS Trust. 06/12/2015 Dear Daniel, I understand that a mobile CT scanning unit, […]

A strange vehicle arriving at St Helier Hospital

On Friday evening (04/12/2015) an unusual vehicle arrived outside St Helier Hospital – it was an articulated Lorry, with markings on it which suggested it was an “NHS” “CT Unit”, but was also branded with the words “InHealth”. This vehicle almost certainly contains a mobile CT Scanner, and is being provided by a private provider called […]

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