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Reprieve for popular our of hours service Grabadoc

Greenwich Conservatives welcomed news announced today that NHS Greenwich CCG had agreed to ‘rewind’ the tendering process for urgent care and out of hours medical services in the Borough as a result of an error during the previous process. Leader of Greenwich Conservatives Cllr Spencer Drury raised serious questions about the process and asked the CCG and Labour Council to review it.

Labour’s response to NHS consultation: Confused disengaged and late.

Labour-run Greenwich Council has produced a confused, disengaged and late response to the Greenwich Clinical Commissioning Group’s (CCG) consultation on urgent care in the NHS across the Borough. Conservatives have accused the Labour-run Council of not caring about this important consultation after its response focused purely on the walk in centres in the North of the Borough, and did not oppose any closure of Grabadoc and did not even mention the possibility of an out of hours urgent care centre in the new Eltham hospital.

Conservatives attend Charlton NHS Consultation

Local Conservatives attend Charlton NHS Consultation by Thomas Turrell On Monday 3rd December, Deputy Chairman of Greenwich Conservatives, Thomas Turrell and Gemma Robinson attended the consultation meeting on South London NHS trust’s proposals from the Special Administrator. The Trust Special Administrator was called in July 2012 following the news it was losing £1 million pounds every day. This dramatic overspending could not go on.

Worrying new data on health of the borough

The Department of Health launched the new 2010 local authority health profiles last week which showed worrying results for Greenwich.

Councillors scrutinise new proposals for Eltham Community Hospital

Your Eltham South councillors attended the recent Greenwich NHS consultation events for the new Community Hospital on Passey Place.  Residents living in Eltham North, South and West as well as those living in Middle Park and Sutcliffe have been asked to give their views.

NHS Consultation events on new Passey Place Community Hospital

NHS Greenwich will begin a series of consultation events next week to allow residents to look at it's early proposals for the the development of a new community hospital at Passey Place.  NHS Greenwich is stating that construction is likely to start in mid 2011 with final completion in early 2013.

Local hospitals among worst for patient safety

A report published in November placed south east London’s hospitals among the worst in the country for patient safety. The ‘Dr Foster Hospital Guide 2009’ placed the South London Healthcare NHS Trust (SLHT - including the Queen Elizabeth Hospital) in the lowest of 5 groups.

Shocking numbers needing emergency dental treatment across Greenwich

From Spencer Drury, PPC for Greenwich & Woolwich

New official figures expose consequences of lack of access to NHS dentists

Action plan unveiled to tackle dirty hospitals and superbugs

Alistair Craig, Conservative Parliamentary Spokesman for Greenwich & Woolwich, this

Conservatives promise to combat hospital "superbug"

Michael Howard has promised that an incoming Conservative government will give priority to sustained and effective action to tackle the MRSA hospital "superbug". He warned that in spite of 21 separate initiatives by the Blair administration, thousands of NHS patients are still dying from hospital infections every year.

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