Pledge your support for St Helier

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In the next few days, Tom Brake will be writing to the Chief Executive of St Helier to pledge his continued support for our local hospital and the services it provides. Join him by pledging your support below:

Why do you support St Helier?


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  • Stephen Finnegan
    answered 2017-05-16 23:39:44 +0100
    Q: Why do you support St Helier?
    A: My daughter Leah broke her finger last year after falling down the stairs. We had to wait about four hours to be seen, but how long would we have to wait if we had to go miles elsewhere where the burden would be far greater on another hospital if St. Helier closed. The St. Helier Estate is a huge residential area, not to mention the other areas which rely on the hospital. We need this hospital to support such a large community.
  • Ann Lusmore
    posted about this on Facebook 2017-05-03 22:52:34 +0100
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  • Ann Lusmore
    answered 2017-05-03 22:52:12 +0100
    Q: Why do you support St Helier?
    A: very good A&E service when my husband had chest pain. Good to have a local service too esp for TB.
  • Rosamund McGavin
    answered 2017-05-02 13:30:54 +0100
    Q: Why do you support St Helier?
    A: I am disgusted at the comments made by Cameron Penny about St Helier hospital. I would like to know how he came to the opinion he holds. Has he ever been treated at St Helier?
    I have had many occasions to need the hospital and staff at St Helier and have had nothing but the best treatment. The building itself may need an upgrade but tearing it down as suggested is completely idiotic and ignorant.
  • Susan Pearson
    answered 2017-05-02 11:27:39 +0100
    Q: Why do you support St Helier?
    A: In 2008, aged 52 I was diagnosed as a latent auto immune Type 1 diabetic (hereditary). At this difficult time my husband and I received fantastic support and training from all the diabetic team at St Helier’s, as I still do, with regular checks every year. I also have the peace of mind knowing that if anything is troubling us about my condition, we can always call them for advice or help. Some of my other family members who also have this condition do not receive the sort of care at their local hospitals, so I feel extremely lucky.
    Yes, I agree the hospital looks shabby, but give it a new coat of paint and then it won’t be such an eyesore. Why ruin the lives of thousands of people by knocking down their local hospital and then expect them to travel many miles to St Georges Hospital which would be difficult, if not impossible for me, with all the potentially serious health consequences.
  • Lilian Hoath
    answered 2017-05-02 08:07:22 +0100
    Q: Why do you support St Helier?
    A: I am 77 years old and I have been treated since 2016 for hearing problems, I have had a cataract operation which was very successful, I have had a gastroscopy and the treatment was excellent and I have also had an endoscopy. The gastroscopy was arranged at short notice and I was seen within a week. I have had the best service at St. Helier Hospital.
  • Caroline Mackenzie
    answered 2017-05-01 23:07:08 +0100
    Q: Why do you support St Helier?
    A: St helier does an amazing job, providing services to the local community. Having just spent all bank holiday weekend there I can’t even begin to imagine what the community will do of it goes; it was packed and wards were full! Where on earth will these patients go to if it closes?
  • Hany Banoub
    answered 2017-05-01 22:31:37 +0100
    Q: Why do you support St Helier?
    A: Marvellous hospital with very hard working staff offering the highest quality service to their local community
  • Denise Mantle
    answered 2017-05-01 20:37:28 +0100
    Q: Why do you support St Helier?
    A: I am a nurse and also last week had my baby there where the care was amazing however due to financial constraints there were areas of non nursing/midwifery care that could be improved.
  • Miriam Hodgins
    answered 2017-05-01 19:09:28 +0100
    Q: Why do you support St Helier?
    A: I’ve had nothing but positive experience and care at St Helier hospital. From the maternity hospital, to the children’s, a&e and the main hospital, I cannot speak highly enough of the staff – their care and professionalism is top :)
  • Maria Purkiss
    answered 2017-05-01 18:30:56 +0100
    Q: Why do you support St Helier?
    A: It does wonders for many people . I also Wrk there an the nurses do a wonderful job for everybody .
  • Andrew Healy
    answered 2017-05-01 17:50:52 +0100
    Q: Why do you support St Helier?
    A: We all need a local hospital at some stage in our lives. Closure would mean thousands of us will not have access to a local facility within say 30 minutes which could be life threatening and is definitely inconvenient especially for those of us who do not work locally.
  • Mohamed Gamali
    answered 2017-05-01 14:55:07 +0100
    Q: Why do you support St Helier?
    A: I have been treated many times in the hospital , Work Fine Treated Fine The Staff fine
  • Mary George
    answered 2017-05-01 08:18:22 +0100
    Q: Why do you support St Helier?
    A: I had to go to A&E yesterday (Basnk Holiday Sunday) and they were superb and the department was absolutely sparklingly clean and organised.
    It may be an old building but one should never judge a book by its cover and the care one is given is excellent.
    .CAN BE PUBLISHED BUT NOT WITH MY NAME ATTACHED
  • Susan Norman
    posted about this on Facebook 2017-04-30 21:23:31 +0100
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  • Susan Norman
    answered 2017-04-30 21:22:42 +0100
    Q: Why do you support St Helier?
    A: Good hospital that provides excellent care for locals
  • Julia Coleman
    posted about this on Facebook 2017-04-30 18:07:24 +0100
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  • Tony McEvoy
    answered 2017-04-30 08:27:43 +0100
    Q: Why do you support St Helier?
    A: St Helier is strategically situated to provide the BEST A&E and non-emergency medical care for residence of Carshalton, Wallington and Sutton. Whilst on paper other hospitals including Epsom, Mayday and St Georges may as the crow flies appear a reasonable distance, on busy London roads, journey times to hospital will increase exponentially. This put lives in danger. St Helier is served by an excellent bus service. This makes visiting patients possible, for example, my elderly Mum could not visit my Dad as often as she would like when he was hospitalised for several months in Tooting hospitals. Travelling to unfamiliar, busy and remote locations, requiring several bus changes was overwhelming. Travel by taxi, a £40 return trip, was not affordable. My Dad’s recuperation and reliance on family continued care support whilst in hospital was also undermined by his isolation from family. The NHS does not have sufficient hospital capacity to meet current demands, closing a critically important hospital like St Helier would be absurd in the extreme.
  • Michele Whelan
    answered 2017-04-30 06:55:28 +0100
    Q: Why do you support St Helier?
    A: Because it is a lifeline to a large community we all live in. Many many of us need this lifeline it is always full to bursting ….. how can we all survive with that taken away and no replacement . This is a basic need for communities not a luxury !!!!
  • Brenda Donovan
    answered 2017-04-29 23:55:36 +0100
    Q: Why do you support St Helier?
    A: St Helier serves my local community; there is no other hospital for miles, particularly for those who do not drive; I have personally received excellent care at the walk-in Urgent Care unit, with follow-up appointments to ensure the healing process was supervised.
  • Abr2507
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  • Jabe Salmons
    answered 2017-04-29 18:43:30 +0100
    Q: Why do you support St Helier?
    A: Because we need a local hospital so as not to put more strain on st George’s and Epsom and for all the people it employs . Will also put lives at risk if we have to travel further for emergency treatment
  • Louise Shepherd
    posted about this on Facebook 2017-04-29 18:36:50 +0100
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  • Louise Shepherd
    answered 2017-04-29 18:36:13 +0100
    Q: Why do you support St Helier?
    A: They have given me amazing care in the last month ,and my children over the last 12 years ,the staff are amazing and I was recently had to go to A&E three times in one week after serious bleeding caused by a heart attack ,if this hospital wasn’t there ,what would I have done ??
  • Katherine Duffy
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  • Katherine Duffy
    answered 2017-04-29 17:13:28 +0100
    Q: Why do you support St Helier?
    A: It’s the best hospital in the area. It supports all of Sutton and Morden. Without it Croydon hospital and St George’s will not be able to support the community if Sutton and Morden putting the community’s health at risk. I’ve worked there as a student physiotherapist and it’s a good place to work. It’s a good hospital.
  • Zoe Fuller
    answered 2017-04-29 14:26:49 +0100
    Q: Why do you support St Helier?
    A: We need a local hospital. Suggestions that other hospitals such as St Georges and Croydon can handle the patients who would otherwise go to St Helier is ridiculous. Not to mention the extra travel time for patients. We live in london. Traffic is heavy. The extra travel time would unnecessarily put lives in danger. I have been to St Heliers A & E many times and have always received good care. Yes, much of the building is tired and run down. St Helier deserves the investment to improve this.
  • Bev Williamson
    answered 2017-04-29 12:20:13 +0100
    Q: Why do you support St Helier?
    A: It is important to me that we have a locally maintained A&E as well as hospital services. St Helier is already working together with local hospitals to provide non emergency care which works well and I cannot imagine how this can be cut. St Helier also serves one of the most vulnerable areas in South West London, serving the St Helier estate. The growing population in Sutton will need, as well as additional schools, the right level of NHS care, so St Helier should stay.
  • Wolfgang Kuhn
    answered 2017-04-29 11:59:22 +0100
    Q: Why do you support St Helier?
    A: Because I have had a lot of treatment and and still have, but I have always been well looked after
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