From SoH (Save Our Hospitals)
Plans to slash NHS jobs and services have been developed in secret by NHS bureaucrats and only been uncovered thanks to a Freedom of Information request by a Brent health campaigner.
This revealed the NW London Delivery Plan for the STP Oct 16 labelled "strictly confidential not for wider circulation" and unseen even by some of the councils involved.
The plans include
- The loss of 3,658 NHS jobs in NW London next year 17/18 - rising to 7753 job losses by 20/21
- Almost 50,000 planned admissions and 222,370 outpatient appointments cut by 20/21. Already patient waiting times for planned operations are at record levels - these plans will only make things much, much worse.
- The loss of 500 - 600 hospital beds with the closure of Charing Cross and Ealing as major acute hospitals
- A reduction in A&E attendances by 64175 in the next 5 years.
More very ill patients have arrived at the remaining A&Es in NW London this year than ever before - there is NO evidence that there will not be a need for these departments and acute beds in the future. Merril Hammer, Chair of Save Our Hospitals, said ‘These plans threaten patients' lives. We need more beds and more staff, not ongoing cuts.’
The cost of planning this massive cuts and closure programme is spiralling out of control with many millions pocketed by private management consultants.
Faced with this crazy set of damaging proposals for NW London's health services it's no wonder Tracey Batten Chief Executive of Imperial NHS Trust (and the highest paid NHS CEO in London) resigned yesterday. Dr Batten is leaving her £340k job at Imperial to return to Australia. Imperial controls 5 hospitals across NW London. As Merril Hammer also said ‘Our campaign fears that Imperial management will spend months looking for a new CEO when they should be tackling the unprecedented A&E, bed capacity and treatment crises.’
STP Do Something Summary Appendix A Xcel spreadsheet plan for job losses of 7753 by 20 - 21
From 48258 now,
losing 3658 by 17/18,
5222 by 18/19,
6592 by 19/20,
7753 by 20/21
STP Do Something Summary Appendix A Xcel spreadsheet
Cut by 222,370 by 20/21
Re Elective Admissions
STP Do Something Summary Appendix A XCel spreadsheet
Cut by 34,437 by 20/21
Re Non Elective Admissions
Source NW London Delivery Plan for the STP Oct 16 p8
Cut by 64175 by 20/21
Source App A Excel spreadsheet Investment requirements tab:
Re non-recurring revenue costs now up to £303m on top of £845m of gross capital costs up to 20/21.