Health

 

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 attend meetings of:

  • West Hertfordshire Hospitals NHS Trust.  The Trust Board is responsible for setting the strategic direction of the organisation and ensuring that financial targets are achieved. The Board holds meetings every month (9:30am-12:30), and as part of their commitment to openness and accountability; members of the public, staff and volunteers are welcome to attend and ask questions. https://www.westhertshospitals.nhs.uk/about/board_meetings/default.asp
    There is time set aside to answer questions from the public about any issues that have been raised during the meeting. For more complex questions they ask that these are submitted in advance to This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it., Trust Secretary, or by telephone 01923 436361
  • East & North Herts NHS Trust. The Trust Board meetings are held every 2 months and start at 11:00am and aim to finish by 12:30.
    While Trust Board meetings are held in public they are not public meetings. However, the Board is keen to seek input from the community and sets aside time at the start of each meeting for members of the public to make statements or ask questions. Please submit your question to the Secretary at least 48 hours before the start of the meeting (details below). https://www.enherts-tr.nhs.uk/about/board/board-meetings/
    For more information or to submit a question or statement, please contact the Trust Secretary, Joe Maggs, by email This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it., phone (01438 285543) or by writing to Trust Secretary, Lister Hospital, Coreys Mill Lane, Stevenage, SG1 4AB.
  • The Hillingdon Hospitals NHS Foundation Trust.  THH holds its Board Meetings every 4th Tuesday of the month at 2pm either at Hillingdon Hospital or Mount Vernon. Check website for venue.They are open to the public unless otherwise stated. hQuestions to the Board can be submitted to the Trust Secretary at any time. The Chairman will decide whether to seek a response at the next Board meeting or arrange for a response to be sent direct.
    Trust Secretary, The Hillingdon Hospitals NHS Foundation Trust, Pield Heath Road, Uxbridge UB8 3NN; Tel: 01895 279976
  • The Royal Brompton & Harefield NHS Foundation Trust. The board meetings of the Trust are open to members of the public. Meetings are held approximately every 2 months.
    Full agendas and supporting papers are available at the meetings and may also be requested in writing from the Trust secretary. https://www.rbht.nhs.uk/about-us/board-directors-and-governors-council
  • London North West Healthcare NHS Trust The Trust board meets every 2 months from 9:15am-12:30pm. You're welcome to attend, and there's an opportunity to ask questions at the end of the meeting. https://www.lnwh.nhs.uk/meetings
  • NHS Hillingdon Clinical Commissioning Group (CCG) is responsible for buying health services in Hillingdon including community health and hospital services. Hillingdon CCG's vision is for a high performing, good quality and cost effective acute and community based health system for local residents, in an environment that delivers quality care, supports clinicians and is satisfying for all staff and members. https://www.hillingdonccg.nhs.uk/governing-body-members

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A message from the Hillingdon Hospitals NHS Foundation Trust:

From Monday 30 March, the Minor Injuries Unit at Mount Vernon Hospital will be closed.

On Wednesday 15th Januaray 2020, a “relieved” Miriam Miles, 66, of Rickmansworth, was the first patient to be admitted to the newly refurbished Michael Sobell Hospice (MSH) inpatient unit after it underwent a major refurbishment project over the summer.

A new initiative has been launched to provide help to the self-isolated and vulnerable residents of Hillingdon. It is being led by the charity consortium H4All which includes AgeUK, Mind, Dash, Hillingdon Carers and Harlington Hospice.  It also has the full support of Hillingdon Council.

HUNDREDS of local people descended on Michael Sobell Hospice, Mount Vernon Hospital, on Saturday 14th December 2019 to attend the grand re-opening of the Hospice Inpatient Unit (IPU) after the completion of a three-month refurbishment and redevelopment project.

The Hospice IPU, which closed due to health and safety issues 18 months ago, is now fully refurbished and will see patients from as early as the New Year.

Gareth Thomas, MP for Harrow, has launched an online petition to save the Mount Vernon Cancer Centre. He says, "Cancer services like Mount Vernon have saved so many lives and benefited so many people, the Government should be investing in Mount Vernon, not threatening it with closure."  To view the petition please click here.

NHS England East of England Specialised Commissioning Team is carrying out a patient survey to help them develop options for the future of services at MVCC. The survey can be completed online until 8th September 2019. To download the details please click here.

There is a patient engagement event taking place on Tuesday 3rd September 6:00PM – 8:30pm at Watford Colosseum, Rickmansworth Road, Watford, WD17 3JN

To book a place please visit: https://www.eventbrite.com/o/nhs-england-mount-vernon-review-23444228820

Alternatively, you can telephone event organiser Verve Communications on 020 7017 2011 between 9.00am and 4.00pm Monday to Friday.
Light refreshments will be served before the event begins.