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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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:

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.

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.

Michael Sobell Hospice Charity (MSHC) is proud to announce that MICHAEL BREEN has been elected Deputy Chairman

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.

Good news from Michael Sobell Hospice. Read the full statement on their website, click here.