Help Save Our St Helier

Last year, I said that I would hand in the latest St Helier Hospital petition when it would have the most impact.

The South West London Clinical Commissioning Groups (CCG) published a five year strategy in 2014 and an Issues paper in 2015 which seek to address the clinical and financial challenges facing the local NHS.

The next step is to agree the detail of how the strategy will be implemented, including the role of each local Hospital and Community provider trust in delivering it.

This process is underway and so now, when there is still time for them to take people’s views into account,is the most appropriate time for the CCG to know the strength of feeling in support of the St Helier Hospital’s A&E and maternity services.

On Friday 8th January, local Councillor Jean Crossby and I presented the 25,000 strong petition to Brendan Hudson, Chair of the Sutton CCG.

Even though the petition has been handed in, the campaign won’t be over until the A&E and maternity services are secure.  You can still help the campaign. Find out more by visiting:


I, the undersigned, call on South London CCGs to keep open St Helier Hospital's A&E department, Maternity ward and Children’s ward. To also develop a plan which has local support, is based on solid evidence and provides desperately needed services in the community.

25,000 signatures

Will you sign?

  • signed 2014-08-13 16:51:40 +0100
    because we need this hospital for many people as this is the only local one around our area and it would be outrageous to do away with a good hospital with the amount of people around who have to go there for whatever reasons
  • signed 2014-08-13 16:45:45 +0100
    The next hospital is too far to be meaningful
  • signed 2014-08-13 16:30:47 +0100
    To ensure local residents have access to local high quality health care
  • signed 2014-08-13 16:28:38 +0100
    It is our local hospital and has served the area well over many years AND we need it to remain open and providing better local hospital services.
  • signed 2014-08-13 16:28:07 +0100
    St Helier is a important part of our area serving thousands of people monthly, supporting elderly through illness, performing life saving operations and administering medications to the sick. Shutting down St Helier is not a option.
  • signed 2014-08-10 21:41:56 +0100
    Important local hospital – treated me very well several years ago
  • signed 2014-08-08 23:25:53 +0100
    Only big hospital in our area and we have had good experience in receiving medical treatment there.
  • signed 2014-08-07 14:05:14 +0100
    This hospital saved my life this year. I am still under their care and visit twice every 3 weeks. I cannot speak highly of them enough!
  • signed 2014-08-07 09:03:05 +0100
  • signed 2014-08-07 08:45:11 +0100
    It’s our local hospital
  • signed via 2014-08-06 07:27:53 +0100
    We are such a large residential area we need our A.E. WE NEED OUR HOSPITAL St George’s is too far with heavey traffic in between. People will die needlessly. All this merging of hospitals has not worked financially either smaller hospitals dotted around are better managed
  • posted about this on Facebook 2014-08-05 21:46:31 +0100
    I just signed Tom Brake's petition to Save St Helier Hospital.
  • signed 2014-08-05 21:19:36 +0100
    Because it provides vital services that we simply cannot live without.
  • signed 2014-08-05 16:27:19 +0100
    Closing the A&E there would result in people dying needlessly because it would take longer to get them to hospital. Simple.
  • signed 2014-08-05 14:36:54 +0100
    My wife is looking to give birth there – the staff have been helpful and lovely!

    Investment had been taken very recently to improve the wards there – closing it now will be a total waste of that investment and a flagrant waste of taxpayer money.
  • signed 2014-08-05 14:24:43 +0100
    I have had my children in maternity as well as being born there myself as was my husband. A&E has helped my family at some very difficult times where speed was of the essence. I also worked there for 10 years during the 90s. It is the best hospital I have been to and part of our community
  • signed 2014-08-05 14:11:03 +0100
    We need a hospital in this area. I had both my daughters there and if I had to travel further one would have been born in the car!
  • signed 2014-08-03 20:05:35 +0100
    Been amazing for all my children’s births including a baby with CHD (spotted at St Helier do saved her life!)
  • signed 2014-08-01 15:11:28 +0100
  • signed via 2014-07-30 09:16:26 +0100
    St Helier is love

    St Helier is life
  • signed 2014-07-29 19:46:37 +0100
    It’s important to have such a great local resource so near to hand. The hospital and its workers are part of our community and we need to keep the hospital’s important A&E and Maternity wards open. I have used both in the past and the trauma of dealing with difficult situations would have been amplified by having a much larger distance between me and my family. Please don’t close the units.
  • signed 2014-07-29 19:07:01 +0100
    Travel time to St George’s Hospital from Sutton by public transport can take over an hour. This journey can be difficult when able bodied. For the disabled, injured or elderly it could become an impossible journey. This will only place additional pressure on the already overstretched ambulance service. The mini cab fare to St Helier may be manageable whilst the cost to St George’s may be prohibitive. A&E access for those suffering mental distress…How will someone travel to Tooting at night in a crisis? Sutton Police Service officers and transport will also be out of area for lengthy spells…..some disjointed thoughts!
  • signed 2014-07-29 15:41:42 +0100
  • signed 2014-07-28 02:47:25 +0100
    We need local hospital , it’s helps local people A&E , maternity and children’s ward for local area so please save our St Helier……
  • signed 2014-07-27 12:56:44 +0100
    Because it’s a local hospital that helps so many people in the local area.
  • @PhoenixLucyGum tweeted link to this page. 2014-07-27 09:51:18 +0100
    I just signed Tom Brake's petition to Save St Helier Hospital.
  • posted about this on Facebook 2014-07-27 09:51:18 +0100
    I just signed Tom Brake's petition to Save St Helier Hospital.
  • signed 2014-07-27 09:49:15 +0100
    My daughter was born there, it saves lives and is essential to our local community.
  • signed 2014-07-22 08:53:21 +0100
    An essential, if not life saving public service in the area that will cause devastation if closed.
  • signed 2014-07-21 22:36:05 +0100
    I had both my children at St. Helier hospital and all the people providing my care were amazing. I can’t thank them enough.