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Highly supportive Letter from Redbridge Health Scrutiny Committee to Albert Finney, Director of the Redevelopment Plan, regarding shortcomings in the proposals, which was the outcome of very productive meetings on May 4th 2021 attended by Mary Burnett of Action4Whipps.

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Article in "Building", the magazine of the construction industry, 6th May 2021 tells of The NHS trust behind the redevelopment of Whipps Cross hospital in east London handing back more than £10m in funding after it failed to spend it on the construction programme last year because of covid.


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This article by Andrew Fisher which was spotted by Mary Burnett in the Guardian details the evidence for a Government campaign to pursue a policy of privatising the NHS by stealth and piecemeal legislation changes that do not attract much media attention, particularly under the cover of the pandemic.

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This Ilford Recorder article by Victoria Munro details some of the misgivings stated by councillors with regard to reducing the number of beds in the new Whipps Cross Hospital.

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Letter drafted by Molly Cooper to send to all Waltham Forest councillors about the Whipps Cross Redevelopment (PDF format). The letter will need to be sent to each of the three councillors in each ward in Waltham Forest. People will need to add their councillors name and their address at the top of the letter to get a response from their councillor. In view of the difficulty of editing a letter in PDF format here is the same letter converted into Rich Text Format (RTF) which will open in any version of Word for additions and editing.

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Letter that has been sent to all candidates for London Mayor explaining what our campaign is all about and requesting urgent action. This letter represents a very good summary of the state of play of the Action4Whipps campaign in late April 2021.

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This blog by Adrian Stannard published in the Waltham Forest One Community Blogspot explains the basic powerlessness and frankly fraudulent nature of Planning Committee "public consultations". It's entirely smoke and mirrors, folks!

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Rebecca Thomas, writing in HSJ, the journal for Healthcare Leaders quotes Natalie Forrest, senior officer responsible for the New Hospital Programme (more commonly known as the “40 new hospitals” programme) as saying that decisions have not been made over the order in which trusts will receive funding. This, Thomas says, seems to leave open the possibility that some of the frontrunners in the scheme including Barts Health Trust might need to wait until the next injection of funding in 2025 before putting spades in the ground.

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The long promised replies to questions asked by participants at the three recent "Future Whipps" public Zoom meetings organised by Barts Health Trust have today (24th March 20210) been added to the FAQ section of their website. Future updates can be viewed by visiting the Frequently Asked Questions page on the Barts Health Trust website.



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Detailed Demolition Plans for The Former Nurses Home on the new Whipps Cross Hospital site from a link in Stella Creasy's newsletter, 22nd March 2021. Originally published June 2020.

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East London and West Essex Guardian article ~ 18th March 2021: Councillors seek expert advice on reducing Whipps Cross beds

At a meeting on March 17th, councillors on Redbridge Council's Health Scrutiny Committee agreed to seek an independent assessment of the case for having 51 fewer beds in the new Whipps Cross Hospital . Cllr Beverley Brewer said, “I think the assumption that we can operate on these 50 fewer beds is unsafe, I think there’s been unrealistic forecasts."


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Waltham Forest Echo front page article Updated designs for Whipps Cross unveiled (1st March 2021)
The Echo article gives a brief and generally upbeat account of the Government plans for the new hospital, including a demand from Mary Burnett, spokesperson for Action4Whipps, that North-east London MPs act now on a number of issues before plans get the green light.

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This is a broad ranging Department of Health publication that gives an overview of their policies on the new generation of hospitals General design guidance for healthcare buildings

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In August 2020 the Policy Exchange think tank conducted a survey on what people wanted from the new generation of hospitals. This was the result.

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Coverage in the London Evening Standard of problems with Covid_19 vaccine delivery in Waltham Forest (20/01/21)

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Coverage in the Hackney Citizen regarding the question we submitted to the Inner North East London JHOSC, due to meet on Wednesday 25th November 2020

Waltham Forest Echo Masthead

Article in the Redbridge edition of the East London and West Essex Guardian, 10th November 2020

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Waltham Forest Echo editorial (10th September 2020)

Campaigning to protect hospital beds ~ Waltham Forest Echo (21st September 2020 )

Government pledges to fund Whipps Cross rebuild (1st October 2020, Word file)

Health and care in a new Whipps Cross Hospital ~ 9th October 2020 (Word file)

We Need More Hospital Beds ~ Waltham Forest Echo,15th October 2019 (Word file)

Fewer beds in new Whipps Cross plan ~ Waltham Forest Echo (21st October 2020 )

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An Alternative Vision for Whipps Cross Hospital ~ Waltham Forest Civic Society, September 2020

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Land sell off at Whipps Cross ~ Save Our NHS blog (Word file, July 2020)

Meeting Hosted by Waltham Forest Save Our NHS ~ 22nd July 2020

Invitation to register for one of Barts' public meetings (leaflet, October 2020)

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Whipps Cross Redevelopment Master Plan (link to website)

Building a Brighter Future for Whipps Cross ~ Barts Health Trust (link to website)

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Regeneration: Whipps Cross Hospital Development (link to website)


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"Palliative plans?" by Julie Donovan – an impassioned plea to retain the Margaret Centre in the new Whipps Cross Hospital.

Future for Whipps by Charlotte Monro (Article in five parts, PDF)

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Architect about to be appointed for Whipps Cross scheme (June 2020, link to website)

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Aecom to manage new Whipps Cross Hospital design (October 11 2020, link to website)

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Facebook entry detailing the history of Whipps Cross Hospital


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Letter that has been sent calling for the specialist palliative care unit to be reprovided in the new hospital – December 2020)

In response to our letter and many other letters and questions Barts Health Trust are now going to review their plans for the Margaret Centre and Palliative Care and End-of-life care in the new Whipps Cross hospital. This shows the impact of public pressure & campaigning; there's still a lot for us to do if the Margaret Centre really is to be reprovided.

Reply to above letter from Barts Health NHS Trust received 01/02/2021

Invitation to register for one of Barts' public meetings (leaflet, October 2020)

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Your Councillors ~ Redbridge

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