Wednesday, 29 April 2009

Response from Healthcare for London

I wrote a post close to 13:00 today after being invited to the official opening of the Loxford Polyclinic. Within 4 hours the following response was received. Healthcare for London certainly are committed to take on the views of people so please do reply to them:

They initially said:

"Thanks for your post".

They went on to say:

"Healthcare for London does want to hear the views of everyone living, working or visiting London on its plans to improve stroke and major trauma services in the capital. These plans will save 500 lives a year and significantly reduce disability for thousands of others.If you want to find out more and have your say, visit Health Care for London and then go to Consultation on new trauma and stroke services for London. You can download the consultation document from there, it is 4.5Mbits.

I hope now Chadwell residents see how useful my blog really is!

Loxford Community Panel

I was privileged to have been a part of the Loxford Polyclinic Community Panel and was rewarded today with an invitation to the grand opening - Where I met with Lord Darzi Under Secretary of State, Department of Health (the Doctor who thought of the Polyclinic model) and Heather O'Meara the Chief Executive of the NHS Redbridge. I availed myself of the opportunity before me and asked about the potential for a stroke trauma centre at King George Hospital or the Polyclinic and was informed residents can affect the decision by contacting IPSOS MORI who are undertaking a survey for this as well as other Health matters. The alternative is that residents of Redbridge will have to travel to the Royal London, Whipps Cross or Queens Hospital - the proposed locations in the existing options.

Ilford south has by far the highest frequency of Strokes in the local vicinity and so I believe we should be given more of a priority.

Please contact IPSOS MORI on:

Tel: o808 238 5481
Address: Freepost RSAE-RCET-AJY
Healthcare for London

Your vote could count so do make it heard!

It was all fun and games with Heather O'Meara and Conor Burke from the NHS!

Friday, 17 April 2009

United we stand....

I am in the process of arranging a ward-wide Residents Action Group we intend to hold an inaugural meeting at 19:00 on the 30th of April at the Oasis Church, Essex Road (off High Road). The group will be commissioned to discuss and challenge Redbridge Council decisions affecting Chadwell and to champion positive change for the area. Please feel free to come and attend and learn about wider concerns affecting the whole borough. If you would like to stand for election for any position within the potential new group please make contact. On the back of our recent success with the deferrment of the Grove Farm Project - this could be real tonic for change.

Thursday, 16 April 2009

Protest march this weekend!

Don't forget on Saturday 18th april at 12;00 we will be holding a public demonstration and march at along the side bank of the A12. The aim is to trigger TFL into installing CCTV, bring about a closure of the East road subway (which has become a magnet for antisocial behaviour) and for them to introduce a safe overground crossing (not a bridge) at the location of the existing subway. They have agreed to install a safe crossing at the Whale Bone Lane Junction - if there is strong evidence of favour, however this is too far away to serve any real purpose for Redbridge residents of Chadwell. Please come along and support this endeavour.

Yellow Advertiser Green Tick!

You may have read about my firms success in best "Green Practices" within this weeks Redbridge Yellow Advertiser....if not follow the link: