WHITTINGTON PROPOSALS: My family is indebted to hospital

The march on the Whittington was supported by local and national organisations and members of the public, and was very well attended. The MP for Islington gave an impassioned plea to fight against the closure. Haringey residents were reminded that a few

The march on the Whittington was supported by local and national organisations and members of the public, and was very well attended. The MP for Islington gave an impassioned plea to fight against the closure.

Haringey residents were reminded that a few years ago there were several hospitals in Haringey: now many are dependent on hospitals such as the Wittington in neighbouring boroughs.

My own family are personally indebted to the A&E at the Wittington. My brother was admitted in 1992. Through their skill and care his liver failure was discovered to be the result of a genetic defect. As a consequence I and other members of my family have have been able to have the condition monitored and treated and the early intervention has enabled us to maintain health.

It was noted that about three quarters of the admissions to the hospital are through the A&E. What a wonderful saving this would be if a if more A&E units could be closed and what an opportunity for privatisation!


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The proposed closures of A&E Units nationally are seen as a threat to whole NHS and must be fought.

Carmel Ertekin

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Hornsey Lane, N6

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