Chaired by: Dr Amir Lakha

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The aims of the Health sub-committee are to keep Northwood residents informed about local developments in the field of health and to endeavour to maintain good quality comprehensive NHS health care in the locality.

Members of the sub-committee regularly attend meetings of:

  • Community Voice. An umbrella organisation of over 50 groups concerned with the provision of health care locally.  Meetings are at 19:45 on the 1st Thursday of the month at the Postgraduate Centre, Mount Vernon Hospital.
    For information, telephone: 01895 636095.

In addition, meetings are held of:

  • West Hertfordshire Hospitals NHS Trust.  This body meets at 09.30 - 14.00 on the 3rd or 4th Thursday of each month at various hospital venues in the W. Herts Trust.
    For information, telephone: 01442 287684.
  • East & North Herts NHS Trust. Meetings usually held on 4th Wednesday of the month, 14.00-20.00 at various venues. Telephone 01438 781594 for information.
  • The Hillingdon Hospitals NHS Foundation Trust (14.30 on 4th Wednesday of the month at Hillingdon Hospital or Mount Vernon Hospital. Tel: 01895 279356 for information. Not all meetings are open to the public.)
  • The Royal Brompton & Harefield NHS Foundation Trust (4th Wednesday at 10.30 or 14.00 at either Hospital.  Tel: 0207 351 8571 for information)
  • London North West Healthcare NHS Trust (09.00 at various locations on 4th Wednesday.  Tel: 0208 869 5289 for information)
  • Hillingdon Primary Care Trust (4th Tuesday at Kirk House 14.00. Tel: 01895 452047 for information)

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If you wish to receive updates from the Michael Sobell Hospice Charity, you can register interest on their website:

To download the Care Quality Commission report for E & N Herts NHS Trust published July 2018 click here.

A new ‘buddy’ volunteer support role has launched at Mount Vernon Cancer Centre, to assist patients who require extra support with attending their appointments or cancer treatments.

A ‘buddy’ volunteer acts as a host for visitors to the centre providing guidance and support in a number of different ways, including by:

•    meeting them when they arrive,
•    helping them locate departments,
•    bringing them drinks and refreshments,
•    keeping them company.

The Templeton Day Centre for people with dementia has been open for 20 years ... but is under threat of immediate closure by the Alzheimer’s Society. Can YOU help?

Part of Vicarage Road, which is the main route to Watford General Hospital, is closed until further notice following a critical sewer failure related to a sink hole appearing.  Emergency repairs are taking place between Harwoods Road and A4178 Farraline Road and Merton Road.  Patients attending the hospital are urged to leave more time than usual to travel to their appointments due to the traffic congestion in the local area.

The Michael Sobell House charity has recently published a statement advising they have moved hospice patients into two wards operated by East & North Hertfordshire Trust (E&NH) at Mount Vernon Hospital.

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