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- News - October 2012
- 31 October 2012 - Young artists work their mural magic
- 29 October 2012 - Council Leader welcomes draft recommendations on local healthcare
- 29 October 2012 - Benefit changes for Bexley residents
- 29 October 2012 - Positive results from truancy patrol
- 29 October 2012 - Healthy heads and brilliant bodies
- 24 October 2012 - Bexleyheath big quiz night
- 22 October 2012 - Council declares its support for a ferry service in advance of latest river crossings consultation
- 19 October 2012 - Celebrating Bexley's blooms
- 19 October 2012 - Council and CCG make joint case for Queen Mary's Health Campus
- 19 October 2012 - Slade Green footpath widened
- 18 October 2012 - Tennis courses at Danson Park
- 17 October 2012 - Hate crime: challenge it, report it, stop it
- 16 October 2012 - Be bright, be seen
- 16 October 2012 - Consultation begins on housing allocations
- 15 October 2012 - New service helping to rehabilitate patients
- 12 October 2012 - Story Lab stars
- 12 October 2012 - Young People's Sports Awards 2013
- 12 October 2012 - Bexley's Looked After Children celebrate their achievements
- 12 October 2012 - Be safe, be considerate
- 10 October 2012 - £1,000 fine for illegal advertising
- 5 October 2012 - Challenge Winners
- 4 October 2012 - Bexley's big crime survey
- 3 October 2012 - Bexley rakes in awards
- 2 October 2012 - Apprentices scoop awards
- 1 October 2012 - Library cards accepted in more than 180 branches
19 October 2012 - Council and CCG make joint case for Queen Mary's Health Campus
Cllr Teresa O'Neill, Leader of the London Borough of Bexley and Dr Howard Stoate, Chairman of Bexley's Clinical Commissioning Group (CCG), have today (19 October) written to Trust Special Administrator, Matthew Kershaw urging him to incorporate the proposal for a health campus on the site of Queen Mary's Hospital in Sidcup in his recommendations on the future of the South London Healthcare Trust (SLHT).
Their letter was sent in advance of Mr Kershaw's recommendations and the public consultation on the future of SLHT, which will start on Monday 29 October. It makes clear that there is strong local opposition to any plans to close Queen Mary's.
The health campus is at the centre of a model for the future of community-based care in Bexley that emerged from previous consultations. The campus proposal gained the support of NHS London, the South East London NHS Cluster, the CCG, local health providers and the Council. It has been shown to be affordable from the point of view of those who commission services, based on the assumptions in the TSA programme and the NHS Quality, Innovation, Productivity and Prevention Programme.
"We are pressing the case for the Health Campus at Queen Mary's because we believe it would help us secure the best health outcomes for the people of Bexley," explained Cllr Teresa O'Neill. "It will help us improve our efficiency and provide better value by making it possible to integrate services across health and social care.
"The Health Campus would also make it possible to provide essential treatments closer to people's homes, so that fewer of our sick, elderly and infirm patients are forced to travel to central London.
"We are one of only two London boroughs without a district hospital and it's time that the needs of our residents are given the priority they deserve."
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