Last week, my Liberal Democrat colleague, Councillor David Winskill, and I met with members of the Whittington Board for an update on their future plans for the hospital.
In January the Board announced plans to sell off old buildings and reinvest the money in maternity and A&E. However, as there had been no consultation or advance notice, the announcement understandably caused a great deal of concern amongst local residents and hospital users alike.
The Lib Dems and I started a campaign calling for no loss of services and for a full public consultation throughout this period of change. Over 2,700 people signed our petition
, sending a clear message to the Board: It is our hospital, and we deserve to have our voices heard.
The Board agreed to our demands – and since then have been running a public engagement programme. They have spoken to residents and community groups, and have held open weekends and public meetings.
But time is running out to have your say. The Board informed us last week that their engagement programme will end on the 31st May.
They will then consider the responses, review and re-release their plans for the hospital.
If you haven’t had the chance to let the board know your views, please do so asap. You can contact the hospital directly
, or reply to this email, and I will pass on your views.
There is also still time to sign my petition
calling for the board to keep to their word and ensure no loss of services.
Lynne Featherstone MPLiberal Democrat, Hornsey and Wood Green