Category Archives: St Helier Hospital

Covid-19 outbreak at St Helier Hospital forces partial lockdown

St Helier Hospital was forced to divert ambulances from its Accident and Emergency department yesterday after an outbreak of coronavirus was detected over the weekend. Reports suggest that the hospital was placed in “partial lockdown”, with visiting restricted after six … Continue reading

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Tories choose NHS’s birthday to sound death knell for St Helier

The Tory government chose the weekend of the 72nd anniversary of the founding of the NHS to sound the death knell for acute services at St Helier Hospital, and at Epsom Hospital in Surrey. A 25-year-long battle to maintain and … Continue reading

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Plain-clothed police to patrol hospitals to protect NHS workers

The Metropolitan Police is sending officers on foot patrols around hospitals and hospital car parks in Croydon, Sutton and Bromley. As well as officers in uniform, the police will be using plain-clothed officers in this operation. The move was announced … Continue reading

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Hospital porters use bedsheets for dead patients at St Helier

A public service trades union whose members work at St Helier Hospital in the covid-19 crisis say that some have been left “traumatised” after they were ordered to use bedsheets to transport deceased patients because body bags have “run out”. … Continue reading

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Croydon in area with country’s highest coronavirus death rate

The vital need for Croydon residents to follow government advice to stay at home except for essential travel in order to save lives – including their own – has been underlined by data published by the Health Service Journal. The … Continue reading

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Neighbours rally round to help in coronavirus emergency

As supermarkets decide to ration some products in their stores after panic-buying over the weekend, and the first Croydon school announces a partial closure, meanwhile hundreds of good neighbours have been mobilising to help others through the pandemic crisis, as … Continue reading

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‘A time to prepare, not panic’ MP Jones says over coronavirus

Croydon, London and much of the country was going into a self-imposed lockdown today, as sports events, concerts and other public gatherings, large and small, were being postponed or called off to try to avoid the spread of coronavirus. In … Continue reading

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St Helier Hospital patient is latest to die from coronavirus

The fifth person in Britain to succumb to the effects of coronavirus died yesterday at St Helier Hospital. “We can confirm that sadly, a patient in their 70s who was very unwell with a number of significant and long-term health … Continue reading

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What the election means for Croydon, Westfield and St Helier

After a long and sleepless night, our political editor WALTER CONXITE sifts through the wreckage of the General Election, and what it might mean for Croydon, and Sutton The fourth General Election since 2010 is significant because it is the … Continue reading

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St Helier’s NHS Trust ‘requires improvement’ says CQC

The trust which runs St Helier Hospital’s accident and emergency department is still rated “requires improvement”, following a return inspection by the Care Quality Commission. The CQC rated Epsom and St Helier University Hospitals NHS Trust as “Good” overall following … Continue reading

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Save St Helier Hospital public meetings, Oct 24 and Nov 12

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Hancock’s half-hour at Mayday prompts politicians’ squabble

Our elected representatives had a busy Monday. As well as the borough’s three MPs and short-attention-span councillors turning out at the Town Hall for the Mayor-making in the evening, earlier in the day many of them were in attendance for … Continue reading

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St Helier Hospital land sales public meeting, Epsom, May 21

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Keep Our St Helier Hospital public meeting, Morden, Apr 24

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St Helier’s new boilers take steam out of Sutton’s heat network

CARL SHILTON, our Sutton investigations editor, discovers that the council’s troubled heating network scheme has suffered a massive blow – from St Helier Hospital Council leader Ruth Dombey’s plans for a lucrative “Phase 2” of the Sutton Decentralised Energy Network … Continue reading

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Mayday Hospital is already operating at 100% capacity

Our health correspondent, ALAN FINLAY, on the latest emerging crisis at the borough’s largest hospital, where there can be four-hour waits for emergency beds Mayday Hospital is already been operating at more than 100 per cent capacity for bed use, … Continue reading

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Keep Our St Helier Hospital charity fund-raiser, Sutton, Dec 9

A fund-raising gig, featuring 1960s music from The Modern Apes, is being held this Sunday for the Keep Our St Helier Hospital group who are campaigning to protect your under-threat hospitals, and the services they currently provide. Date: This Sunday … Continue reading

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NHS set to announce A&E and Maternity closures at St Helier

NHS chiefs in Merton will later this week propose the closure of the Accident and Emergency department and the Maternity unit at St Helier Hospital, according to an MP for the area. The MP, Siobhain McDonagh, warns that any such … Continue reading

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£28m NHS lie that provided Sutton LibDems with life support

The Liberal Democrats last night clung to power at Sutton Council, despite losing 12 seats in the local elections. But as CARL SHILTON reveals, they did so by deliberately misleading the public In the final days before Thursday’s local elections, … Continue reading

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Council should block Hunt’s £1bn NHS cuts says Assembly

Candidates in May’s Town Hall elections are today being called upon to pledge to block any attempt to impose £1billion-worth of cuts to the NHS in south London. The Croydon Assembly is meeting today at Ruskin House to discuss cuts … Continue reading

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Carillion collapse has libraries and hospitals counting the cost

Croydon’s libraries have survived their brush with Carillion, although they had to endure a couple of days of IT outages and other issues as council staff worked and negotiated behind the scenes to replace services which had gone unpaid by … Continue reading

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St Helier Hospital charges nurses £1,200 to park at work

Hard-working and under-paid NHS staff at St Helier Hospital are forced to pay more than £1,200 a year just to use the hospital car park when they go in to work. St Helier is ranked second on a national list … Continue reading

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Keep Our St Helier campaign public meeting, Morden, Jan 30

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10,000 sign KOSHH petition against NHS hospital closures

More than 10,000 people have signed a petition opposing the closure of two local hospitals, including St Helier in Sutton. Hospital workers are convinced that Jeremy Hunt, the Tory health minister, is working on plans to close maternity and A&E … Continue reading

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NHS Trust votes for St Helier closure, despite public opposition

The Tory Government is pushing ahead with plans to close the Sutton hospital where former Prime Minister Sir John Major was born NHS chiefs in south-west London want to close all acute, emergency and maternity facilities at two large hospitals, … Continue reading

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