|Could local hospitals cope with something similar after closures?|
Local resident Carol Foster has launched the e-petition below: Anyone of any age who lives or works in Brent can sign the petition. Follow this LINK
We, the undersigned, petition Brent Council to do all in its
power to prevent the closure of the Accident and Emergency Department
at Central Middlesex Hospital. This will include making the case against
the closure and seeking support for this position on all appropriate
bodies on which the council is represented.
- North West London NHS is consulting on proposals in 'Shaping A
Healthier Future' which would mean that Central Middlesex
Hospital's Accident and Emergency Department, already closed
overnight, will close for good. This is likely to be the first step
in the complete down-grading of the hospital and its potential
closure in the long term.
- The hospital serves some of the most deprived wards of South
Brent which have poor transport links with Northwick Park Hospital,
the likely alternative A & E.
- The area is the location of major roads including the North
Circular and the Harrow Road; railway lines including the
Euston-Birmingham main line, Overground, Bakerloo, Chiltern,
Metropolitan and Jubilee lines, a major industrial area in Park
Royal; as well as waste management and other potentially pollution
causing processing plants in the Neasden area. The area also
includes the major venues at Wembley Stadium and Wembley
- All of the above are potential locations for major incidents
necessitating ready access to an Accident and Emergency
- Ealing Council has already committed itself to actively
fighting the proposals and Brent Council should do the same.
The Brent Council e-petition website seems to be down at present. Please try again on Monday.
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