Friends of Chiswick Health Centre Hold Key Meeting

Mary Macleod MP among the speakers this Saturday


Chiswick Town Hall - Saturday 11th June 2011: 10.00am to 11.30am

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The Friends of Chiswick Health Centre (FCHC) are urging people who use the facility to come along to their meeting on June 11th.

Mary Macleod will be speak from 10am and attendees are asked to be prompt as she can only stay until 10.30am.

The group have been busy behind the scenes, with a flurry of letters to Members of Parliament and Hounslow PCT, detailing their concerns over Chiswick Health Centre.

After considerable time spent with Hounslow PCT, they believed they had been successful in securing the future of the recently upgraded Treatment Room. However, on 2nd May, Hounslow PCT reduced its funding, making it impossible to run it effectively. FCHC has been advised that the Treatment Room at CHC is now closed.

As of 25th May, they have been told that the Senior Commissioning Manager at NHS Hounslow is looking into the re-commissioning of the treatment room to try and get the service reinstated as soon as possible.

They were saddened to hear of the ‘proposed’ closure of Chiswick Day Care Centre. This centre offers care for the elderly and frail, often preventing the need for hospitalisation. Both FCHC and the Doctors actively campaigned to prevent the closure of the Centre. Doctors at CHC voiced their concerns with Mary Macleod, who indicated that she would also seek to resist the closure. All parties have asked Hounslow Council to reconsider their recommendation to close this service.

Speakers at the meeting are:

Mary Macleod : MP for Brentford & Isleworth
Sue Jeffers: Director of Commissioning Primary Care, Hounslow PCT
Dr Brigitte Unger-Graeber: Chiswick Health Centre
Paul Hopper: FCHC Chair

June 5, 2011

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