Saturday, 5 December 2009

Dulwich Hospital Campaign

This will be of interest to all residents in and around Peckham as Dulwich Hospital is part of our local hospital services.
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Message from the "Keep Dulwich Hospital Campaign"
PUBLIC MEETING:
Tuesday 15th December 2009 at 6.30pm

Goldsmiths Room, Dulwich Hospital,
East Dulwich Grove, SE22
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HELP US to:
* fight to keep Dulwich Hospital as a fully functioning Local Community Hospital;
* engage wider support from the public;
* fill up our Petition to persuade the Government and others to support our Hospital;
* get yourselves, your neighbours and friends, to pledge support and ideas for the future of Dulwich Hospital;
* contribute written support and suggestions to our website;
* maintain the pressure on Government Ministers and local Health Bosses to Keep Dulwich Hospital.

DON'T let them destroy Dulwich Hospital JOIN the fight to KEEP it.

Jonathan Mitchell: Chair "Keep Dulwich Hospital Campaign"
phone: 07825 392303
email: Keep.Dulwich.Hospital@gmail.com
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SAVE OUR BEDS in Dulwich Hospital
Kings Hospital is overcrowded: patients on trolleys
Patients bussed to Lewisham not Dulwich for Treatment
Patients sent home too early after operations, only to return later as emergency cases
Patients in mixed wards
Elderly, dementia and mentally ill patients in the same wards as seriously ill patients

SAVE OUR LAND
Keep Dulwich Hospital on our land: in an area of high social need for Lambeth and Southwark. The Primary Care Trust is no longer involved in providing services.
NOW the PCT commissions others to provide our Health services, but they are likely to bypass local people and go to PRIVATE health services.
We do not want American-style Private Health Schemes here.

LOCAL PEOPLE NEED A LOCAL HOSPITAL
1. London as a Capital is short of beds;
2. Dulwich is near Kings Acute hospital, and can take the overflow patients;
3. Dulwich can provide Intermediate Care beds;
4. Dulwich can provide beds for ill people whose carers need respite from their work;
5. Dulwich Hospital has good transport links;
6. A skilled workforce for the Hospital lives locally to provide qualified staff.

800 beds in 1970; 90 beds in 2000; 12 beds in 2009; no plans for any beds in the future.

BUILD a HOSPITAL: BUILD UP the local COMMUNITY
SAVE OUR BEDS : KEEP DULWICH HOSPITAL

Sign the PETITION in Local Shops

1 comment:

jonathanmitchellsblog.com said...

I salute local Councillor for East Dulwich (PPC for Dulwich and West Norwood lib dems)who has been campaigning to keep Dulwich hospital for years and is consistently bringing up the issue of beds at community meetings. Keep the pressure on!

http://www.jonathanmitchellsblog.com/2010/03/scrutiny-meeting-regarding-hospital.html