NHS trust accused of misleading people over possible closure of Queen Mary's Sidcup

NHS trust accused of misleading people over possible closure of Queen Mary's Sidcup

NHS trust accused of misleading people over possible closure of Queen Mary's Sidcup

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AN NHS trust has been accused of misleading people over the possible closure of Queen Mary's Hospital Sidcup.

By 2014, South London Healthcare Trust, which runs Queen Mary's, Queen Elizabeth Woolwich and Princess Royal Bromley, must become a foundation trust to meet government guidelines.

To do this, it has to make £30m in savings over four years as part of plans to clear its £69m debt.

In its financial plan, it came up with different scenarios to show its progress towards financial stability and viability in becoming a foundation trust.

This included a proposal to move Queen Mary’s services to Woolwich and Bromley, and cut 695 jobs.

However the trust claimed this was just a scenario and that it does not support this approach or "believe that it is the most workable".

But trade union GMB chief officer Gavin Davies said: "For the Trust to give the impression that this is only scenario planning is to mislead the public of their real intentions."

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10:16am Wed 1 Feb 12

goldenbroomboy says...

I think that Gavin is half right, IMHO the trust probably put out the closure story as a "scare" so as to make another of their options more acceptable. Orpington Hospital will be closed before St Marys.

And Abigail, Princess Royal Hospital is not in Bromley. Both of the hospitals that stood within Bromley were flattened years ago.
I think that Gavin is half right, IMHO the trust probably put out the closure story as a "scare" so as to make another of their options more acceptable. Orpington Hospital will be closed before St Marys. And Abigail, Princess Royal Hospital is not in Bromley. Both of the hospitals that stood within Bromley were flattened years ago. goldenbroomboy
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11:09am Wed 1 Feb 12

martint235 says...

I'm still waiting for James Brokenshire MP to resign after he promised before the election that the A&E wouldn't close at Sidcup. The fact he doesn't have the authority in the first place to make that promise shouldn't matter, he was daft enough to make the promise to entice the electorate to vote for him. He should now resign as his mandate is false.
I'm still waiting for James Brokenshire MP to resign after he promised before the election that the A&E wouldn't close at Sidcup. The fact he doesn't have the authority in the first place to make that promise shouldn't matter, he was daft enough to make the promise to entice the electorate to vote for him. He should now resign as his mandate is false. martint235
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3:31pm Wed 1 Feb 12

B L Zeebub says...

They have been misleading us for years, Streather, Brokenshire, and Medhurst should all go. The hospital will close and we let them get away with it they think we are all fools.
They have been misleading us for years, Streather, Brokenshire, and Medhurst should all go. The hospital will close and we let them get away with it they think we are all fools. B L Zeebub
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6:08pm Thu 2 Feb 12

Threadworm says...

Christ Streather, Roger Smith and Brokenshire should be ashamed of themselves... all getting away with so much and a lot hidden from the public. Im waiting for the day that Streather leaves the sunken ship after doing the damage joined by Smith too. Brokenshire is a disgrace to his constituents, he should step down. With Queen marys closed and the olympics looming how the hell with the poor excuse for a hospital which I call The Zoo, cope with a disaster at the olympics when they cant cope with patients needing treatment.

COVERUP MANAGEMENT TRUST they should rename the SLHT.

Ask the patients that contact me at Patients action group, ask the nursing staff...... all will say the management need dismissing with immediate effect.
Ask Brokenshire if he was informed months ago Streather was STILL using trusts money in court thousands upon thousands.... the answer is YES I have the emails to prove it.

contact patient action group at
londonlink@hotmail.c
om
Christ Streather, Roger Smith and Brokenshire should be ashamed of themselves... all getting away with so much and a lot hidden from the public. Im waiting for the day that Streather leaves the sunken ship after doing the damage joined by Smith too. Brokenshire is a disgrace to his constituents, he should step down. With Queen marys closed and the olympics looming how the hell with the poor excuse for a hospital which I call The Zoo, cope with a disaster at the olympics when they cant cope with patients needing treatment. COVERUP MANAGEMENT TRUST they should rename the SLHT. Ask the patients that contact me at Patients action group, ask the nursing staff...... all will say the management need dismissing with immediate effect. Ask Brokenshire if he was informed months ago Streather was STILL using trusts money in court thousands upon thousands.... the answer is YES I have the emails to prove it. contact patient action group at londonlink@hotmail.c om Threadworm
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