Published 26 July 2012
NHS bosses will be in Ealing tonight, Thursday 26 July, to discuss their proposed cuts to critical services at four North West London Hospitals.
The representatives will attend Ealing Councils Health and Adult Social Services Scrutiny Panel to discuss the consultation and the outline business case for their controversial plans, which will affect Ealing, Central Middlesex, Charing Cross, and Hammersmith hospitals.
The meeting will be held in the Queens Hall, Ealing Town Hall at 7pm.
Members of the public are invited to attend but participation is at the discretion of the committee/panel chairman and could be time limited.
There are three options that the NHS will consider as part of its consultation. Under its preferred Option A:
- St Marys, Chelsea & Westminster, West Middlesex, Northwick Park and Hillingdon would continue to be major hospitals and keep services such as A&E.
- Hospitals to be downgraded to local hospitals include Ealing, Central Middlesex and Charing Cross hospitals, while Hammersmith would become a specialist hospital.
- Services at Ealing Hospital that will no longer be provided if the preferred option A is agreed include: A&E, emergency surgery, non elective medicine, non elective surgery, complex elective surgery, intensive care, inpatient paediatrics, obstetrics and maternity.