Tuesday, 9 February 2010

Inconclusive Proof

Local MPs Edward Davey & Susan Kramer have published extracts from documents that they claim confirm what they've been saying about the threat to close Kingston Hospital's Maternity and A&E departments.

You can read the documents on their campaign website - www.savekingstonhospital.org.uk

The scanned pages do indeed confirm that a number of SW London hospital departments are under review - but then I don't think anyone really doubted that that was the case.

You can read the documents for yourself, but from what I can see they are merely setting out number of possible scenarios for the future of healthcare delivery in the area; the closure of the two departments at Kingston Hospital being just one of a number of possible permutations.

Depending on your interpretation, there is the potential to launch a plethora of 'Save [Insert Name] Hospital' campaigns.

Which, one might cynically suspect, is what more politicians will be doing as the general election draws inexorably closer.

4 COMMENTS (Add Yours Now!):

axlrocky said...

agreed - very inconclusive - name the 4 chief execs who you claim back up these claims Davey, then maybe we will listen - good objective reporting WP Blogger

Paul said...

I received a copy of the Lib Dem newspaper through the door yesterday, with a huge front page spread proclaiming the courageous activities of our plucky MPs championing the cause of Kingston Hospital against the might of their axe-wielding overlords. The blatancy of the misrepresentation is shameful.

Bart said...

Hi, there is evidence and we have issued a number of freedom of information requests to find out more :
http://www.savekingstonhospital.org.uk/?q=node/21
Please keep an eye on the web site for more info.
http://www.facebook.com/group.php?gid=276835887153&ref=mf#wall
regard to all in Worcester Park.

Cllr Bart Ricketts

Rick said...

"Vote for us to save the NHS" isn't exactly an innovative General Election campaign slogan. I suspect most of us are keenly waiting for the results to emerge from this experiment, rather than thoughtlessly jumping on a familiar bandwagon.

If the Lib Dems are right, they stand to be richly rewarded on polling day. But they are not; they are likely to get absolutely crucified.

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