Since it was first announced in June 2012, Ealing Council has opposed the NHS hospital reconfiguration programme ‘Shaping a Healthier Future’.
Join the campaign
- Ealing and Hammersmith & Fulham Councils have set up an online petition for you to register your opposition to these proposals. You can also print a paper petition form and return it to the council.
- Print and display posters to show your opposition.
- Like or follow the facebook page for updates and news and share your stories of what Ealing Hospital and Charing Cross Hospital mean to you.
- Sign up to receive email updates about the campaign. When registering for email updates make sure you select 'Save our Hospitals' from the checklist.
Public meeting: Come along to show your support for the fight to save our local hospitals. Thursday 15 February 7.30 – 9.00pm, The Dominion Centre, 112 The Green, Southall, Middlesex UB2 4BQ.
What do the plans mean?
- Three boroughs with a population the size of Leeds will not have a major hospital
- More than 500 hospital beds will be lost.
- Maternity and paediatric wards have closed at Ealing Hospital
- A&Es have closed at Central Middlesex and Hammersmith hospitals, with A&Es at Ealing and Charring Cross hospitals to follow.
Ealing Hospital by 2022:
- Remove emergency ‘blue-light’ ambulances
- Remove critical care
- Potentially remove all surgery
The council believes that improved out-of-hospital and preventative care is essential for its residents and supports the plans to improve care in the community. However, it is opposed to the loss of a further 500 acute beds. Current A&E services are already overburdened and the council believes that moving A&Es and life-saving treatments further away from our residents puts the most critical cases at risk.
Challenging the plans
The council in partnership with Hammersmith and Fulham Council commissioned an independent review led by Michael Mansfield QC that has provided a strong evidence base for why the proposals are wrong.
The plans have been incorporated into the ‘North West London STP’ which continues to proposes to downgrade Ealing and Charing Cross hospitals to ‘local’ hospital status.
A further review of the Shaping a Healthier Future proposals and the STP was commissioned by Ealing and Hammersmith and Fulham councils, which outlines the concerns.