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 2014-07-17 09:53:08 +0100
    Because without it the distance for these services is too far…Sutton is an overly populated Borough. The services provided by St Helier are essential.
  • signed 2014-07-16 18:26:24 +0100
    This is a lifeline to local people who could die if we had an emergency time is the key factor when dealing with an accident and a emergency lives will definitely be at risk if St Helier closed please save our hospital
  • signed 2014-07-16 08:25:37 +0100
    eternally grateful for the 3-bean salad they fed my sick wife,through a tube,as i watched on and played rubik’s cube.
  • signed 2014-07-15 17:22:09 +0100
    There isn’t another hospital close by. The people need a hospital roughly near their homes!
  • posted about this on Facebook 2014-07-15 10:28:19 +0100
    I just signed Tom Brake MPs petition to Save St Helier Hospital. If you can olease do the same as this is so important for all of here in surrey.
  • signed 2014-07-14 17:35:57 +0100
    It is our local hospital. We must support them to improve and develop
  • signed 2014-07-14 14:10:07 +0100
    Because it’s,a great hospital …staff are brilliant ..I cannot fault the way they looked after my father in law … Have never used another hospital …even had my babies there in the 80s and in September my grandchild will be born there too ….
  • signed 2014-07-14 12:23:05 +0100
  • signed 2014-07-11 16:46:12 +0100
    Every borough needs a local hospital – St. Helier is ours. Our whole family has used, and uses, the many services provided by St Helier, including the A&E and Maternity Unit. All the facilities at St Helier must be saved. To have to travel further would have serious implications for our health and wellbeing.
  • signed 2014-07-10 18:00:39 +0100
    We a Hospital within that area.
  • signed 2014-07-09 09:58:33 +0100
    Whether you are ill or just need a check up you are already stressed. To have a local hospital like St Helier that is easy and quick to get to is not a luxury but an essential.

    There is an argument for highly specialist treatments, such as heart transplants being available only at a few hospitals. However routine requirements, such as A&E, Dialysis, Maternity, xray’s , investigations and treatment etc should be available locally.

    Since St Helier is in a major city, surely there is no logic in not being able to continue to provide a full range of services , both outpatient and inpatient, on one site locally.
  • signed 2014-07-06 20:20:40 +0100
    It is our local hospital
  • signed 2014-07-04 23:46:49 +0100
    It provides excellent service to residence of Sutton and surrounding areas. As Director of Healthwatch Sutton, very pleased with services provided by Medical staff.
  • signed 2014-07-04 10:27:44 +0100
    I want a Publicly provided Health Service and a hospital with an A&E near where I live.
  • signed 2014-07-03 22:12:36 +0100
    Local hospital for local people.
  • posted about this on Facebook 2014-07-03 22:11:39 +0100
    I just signed Tom Brake's petition to Save St Helier Hospital.
  • posted about this on Facebook 2014-07-03 15:57:34 +0100
    I just signed Tom Brake's petition to Save St Helier Hospital.
  • signed 2014-07-03 15:56:38 +0100
    St helier has always been a gd hospital .. i had my son there an also my daughter has had surgery there
  • signed 2014-07-03 15:02:07 +0100
    It has helped me in my past
  • signed 2014-07-03 14:59:32 +0100
  • signed 2014-07-03 14:26:01 +0100
  • signed 2014-07-03 14:06:51 +0100
  • signed 2014-07-03 14:01:11 +0100
  • signed via 2014-07-02 22:45:29 +0100
    It is my local hospital, and i have needed to use the A&E department many times during my lifetime, and I expect I will need it many more times in the future! It is a vert important part of our local area.
  • posted about this on Facebook 2014-07-02 21:36:04 +0100
    I just signed Tom Brake's petition to Save St Helier Hospital.
  • posted about this on Facebook 2014-07-02 21:36:02 +0100
    I just signed Tom Brake's petition to Save St Helier Hospital.
  • signed 2014-07-02 21:35:46 +0100
    It is needed. St Georges and Kingston are too far away. They can take over an hour to get to, especially in rush hour, and when your in pain that is far too long to travel. Plus parking is atrocious. I have used St Helier A&E on a number of occasions either for myself, my daughter or my elderly Father and they have been fantastic. St Helier provides a much needed service to the people of Sutton, Cheam, Carshalton, Wallington, Mitcham, all surrounding area’s.
  • signed 2014-07-02 16:45:44 +0100
    I want to keep our NHS without cuts and without privatisation.

    We need our local hospital with full services and we need it LOCAL.
  • signed 2014-07-02 09:47:24 +0100
    Many times a distance to the hospital might be a matter of life and death, or even simply effect the level of impact that injury or illness might have. Therefore it is important for our community to have our local hospital saved.
  • signed 2014-06-28 16:56:17 +0100
    I gave birth to my daughter 9 months ago in St Helier and I had a such a wonderful care from all staff. The doctors, nurses are amazing people.They do a really hard job.

    About 6 months ago my older daughter got sick,we had to run to A&E and we spent 4 days in hospital but finally she was happy and full of energy after that. Many thanks to all doctors&nurses.:)