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New Hospital? Same old problems?

Barts Health NHS Trust are committed to us having a new hospital at Whipps Cross by 2026

We really welcome Bart's commitment to building a new hospital at Whipps Cross, but are concerned about the funding and details of their proposals. Despite our population growth they're proposing a cut of at least 51 beds and assume vastly improved community services will support this. We fear there's a serious risk that sick people could fall through the net.

We're fighting for a hospital designed for our community's future needs, properly financed and sustainably built.

We're concerned that decisions are being made behind closed doors and have real concerns about some of their proposals so:

We're calling on individuals & groups to get involved in building a big campaign for the new hospital at Whipps Cross. Because if we don't campaign hard, we'll have a brand new hospital with all the old problems.

Barts' plans are moving fast:

An architect-led design team has been appointed
Work has begun to prepare the site of the new hospital - the former nurses' home
Barts is proposing the new hospital could be a "Centre of Excellence" for the care of frail
  & older people - in addition to many existing services
But they're proposing 51 fewer beds than we have now - despite a huge population
  growth, especially of older people
Approx 400m has been promised by the Govt for the redevelopment of Whipps Cross
  - which is nowhere near enough
So the funding of the hospital depends on selling off a lot of the land for housing.

We're fighting for:

more beds, not a cut of 51
24/7 Blue light A&E and all the facilities to support this
Govt funding that will secure more beds, our A&E, & a carbon neutral hospital
a truly sustainable hospital & site for patients, staff & our planet
key worker housing that really is affordable
community involvement in the whole process; the Redevelopment Board must
  be open to the public: no decisions behind closed doors.

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STOP PRESS - - - Urgent Action Needed - - - Unless we get more funding from the Government for the new hospital at Whipps Cross, it will be built with 51 fewer beds and we'll lose the palliative & end of life care service at the Margaret Centre - - - Action4Whipps are writing to all North East London MPs & we need your signatures on the letter. The more signatures we get, the more MPs will take note and act - - - So please take a few minutes to open the link that's coming up, sign the letter, and send the wording of this news release and the link to family, friends & groups you belong to across NE London - - - That's Hackney & City, Tower Hamlets, Newham, Waltham Forest, Redbridge, Havering, & Barking & Dagenham, & Epping Forest too!! - - - DRAFT LETTER - - - Don't delay please do it now!! - - -

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