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Stop the Connaught closure
Bob Severn and a Whipps Cross worker
The Con-Dem government claims that no frontline NHS services will be cut. But the Connaught day hospital, at Whipps Cross general hospital in north east London, is threatened with closure.
The day hospital provides specialist care to the elderly - how much more frontline can you get?
The axing of the day centre would be on top of a ward closure, and two wards being 'renovated' so that they now have significantly less beds.
Maybe we should not worry. We have been told by the trust that the service is not being axed, it is being 're-provided'. That gives little assurance to day hospital staff and patients.
- Further talks between the trust and the unions are due as the Socialist goes to press. An emergency protest has been called for 28 April and the Waltham Forest anti-cuts union will be campaigning against the closure.
In The Socialist 27 April 2011:
Trade Unionist and Socialist Coalition
May Day Greetings
Socialist Party news and analysis
Socialist Party workplace news
International socialist news and analysis
Socialist Party campaigns