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Part 3 – Were the public Engaged Under Duress?

On the 10th of November 2017, the Epsom & St Helier Trust Board decided to proceed with their plan to remove Acute Services from one or both of Epsom hospital AND St Helier hospitals. At the meeting, before the board took their decision on whether or not to proceed, a member of the KOSHH Campaign […]

Part 2 – They want to take away your Acute Hospitals – ACT NOW!

On the 10th of November 2017, the Epsom & St Helier Trust Board decided to proceed with their plan to remove Acute Services from one or both of Epsom hospital AND St Helier hospitals. At a board meeting on the 10th of November 2017, despite significant opposition, a whole series of relevant questions being raised, […]

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Plans are currently underway to close hospitals all over England, under the cloak of a scheme called “STP” (Sustainability and Transformation Plans).   In South West London, they are currently looking at reducing the number of Acute hospitals from the current 5 (Kingston, Croydon, St George’s, Epsom & St Helier) down to 4, or even 3, and St […]

Video: STP Team Haven’t Done Their Homework

The South West London Sustainability and Transformation Plan is calling for the reduction of “Acute Sites” (hospitals) in South West London, from 5, down to 4 or even 3, with Epsom & St Helier hospitals already very high on the list for cuts. On the 18th of January 2017, the South West London Joint Health […]

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 […]

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 […]

Video – We need your help – Public Meeting

KOSHH are holding a public meeting at 7:30pm on the 20th of October. The meeting is at the Thomas Wall Centre, 52 Benhill Avenue, Sutton, SM1 4DP. Please share this post using the social media share buttons below the video. We need your help! Facebook event page click here More info click here  

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 […]

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