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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From Monday 8th March 2021, Blood Tests at Mount Vernon Hospital will be by appointment only, to be booked via thh.nhs.uk/bookings/
This does not apply to patients attending the phlebotomy department from clinics or from the wards. For more information, download the flyer here.

Note: some walk-in patients were accepted until Easter, that has now ceased.

Hillingdon Council is offering free Covid-19 testing for residents who have no symptoms but may be asymptomatic and, inadvertently, passing the virus on to others.

Many of you will be aware of the recent presentations made by the NHS concerning the proposed development of the Northwood and Pinner Cottage Hospital and have indicated dissatisfaction with the proposals. The Chairmen of Northwood Hills and Northwood Residents' Associations have sent a letter to the NHS, local councillors, our MP, the London Borough of Hillingdon and doctors at the Acre Way Clinic asking for a rethink.

To view the letter click here.

The latest in the rolling series of Mount Vernon Cancer Services Review update webinars start this week. Hosted by Jessamy Kinghorn, these webinar-style groups will enable you to hear the latest developments in the review and what the next steps will be as the review progresses. Click here for more info.

You are encouraged to register on the engagement website, you can access documents, take part in forums, ask questions of the review team and share your story.  www.mvccreview.nhs.uk.

Click on this you tube link to hear Jane Murphy describing Life at Mount Vernon at the moment and what services are available.

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=N-qOyT0scv8&feature=youtu.be

A message from the Hillingdon Hospitals NHS Foundation Trust: In order to protect our patients we have stopped the GP phlebotomy service at Hillingdon Hospitals as of 11 January 2021. In partnership with the Hillingdon Health and Care Partners, we have set up a series of community hubs. The blood service at Mount Vernon continues.

For all of the details please click here.