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The KOSHH Pledge – Carshalton and Wallington

As outlined on this page, KOSHH have asked candidates standing in the General Election locally on the 8th of June if they will sign up to the KOSHH Pledge. On this page, we detail responses we have had from candidates in the Carshalton and Wallington constituency. Note, until a candidate responds, they will be shown as […]

Please sign and share the KOSHH Campaign petition

Keep Our St Helier Hospital (KOSHH) Campaign Petition NO CLOSURES, NO CUTS TO SERVICES, NO PRIVATISATION OF OUR NHS We, the undersigned, call on the South West London Clinical Commissioning Groups (Sutton, Merton, Croydon, Richmond, Kingston & Wandsworth CCGs) to protect, maintain and improve all existing NHS hospital services at St. Helier, Croydon, Kingston, Epsom […]

KOSHH Takes To The Streets for the Croydon May Day Parade

KOSHH campaigners were very proud to be a part of the this year’s Croydon Trade Union Council’s annual May day Parade through Croydon, followed by a rally at Ruskin House on Saturday the 30th of April 2016. We had arrived at Ruskin House before the march, in order to set up our gazebo and stall in […]

Trust plans “third world” hospital bed provision

The Epsom & St Helier University Hospitals NHS Trust are working on plans to “Reconfigure” hospital services in our area, and they are due to announce these in June 2016. Plans were first leaked during the “Traingate” incident, where an 800-bed “Centre” was proposed as a “replacement” for Epsom, St Helier and Queen Mary’s hospital for […]

You can’t have it both ways

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 […]

Profile: Simon Stevens – Former advisor to Dobson, Milburn, Blair – now Chief of NHS England

Simon Stevens is currently in charge of NHS England, but some readers may find his background interesting. He was a Labour councillor, London Borough of Lambeth, in the Angell Ward in Brixton, 7th of May 1998 – 2nd of May 2002 He was a Labour councillor, London Borough of Lambeth, in the Angell Ward in […]

KOSHH Supports the Junior Doctors

KOSHH members were out in force to show our support for St Helier Hospital’s Junior Doctors in the picket line, on the day of industrial action. Despite the very cold weather, there was an excellent turnout, far in excess of anything shown on the media, as you can see from the pictures below. Our view is that […]

The £219m promise for St Helier Hospital…

The £219m promise for St Helier Hospital… It was an intriguing exchange in the House of Commons when George Osborne filled in for David Cameron at Prime Minister’s Question Time and Tom Brake asked him about funding for much-needed upgrades to St Helier Hospital. Here is the exchange from Hansard: Tom Brake (Carshalton and Wallington) […]

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