We are releasing today a joint letter signed by officers of many of Epsom & Ewell and neighbouring Residents’ Associations and others with a deep understanding of our local hospitals and communities, in response to Epsom and St. Helier University Hospitals NHS Trust ‘Involvement document’.
For the full text of the letter please Click here.
We believe that Epsom Hospital should continue and be further developed and updated as a centre of excellence in a number of areas including A&E, maternity and orthopaedics.
The Trust is responsible for services being moved from Epsom to St Helier. Plans to sell land and assets from Epsom towards £80m to repair St Helier, were kept secret. The ‘Cross-party’ action group sometimes appears to favour delay and opposition rather than supporting positive proposals. Successive governments must be part of the problem, explaining in part why the hospital buildings we rely on are in such poor condition. In many ways the NHS is now self-determining leaving politicians free of responsibility.
We now feel the need to speak out impartially, addressing residents’ concerns. Without our diligence and energy, odds appear stacked in favour of facilities deteriorating further, of St Helier surviving and Epsom being sacrificed.
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