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.

The move has been incorrectly reported as being necessary because of ‘structural problems’ at Michael Sobell House. An historic structural issue in this building was fully addressed last year when the whole building was underpinned. The Hillingdon Hospitals Trust (which owns the building) has not been advised of further structural issues by any organisation.

Hillingdon has contacted E&NH Trust as a matter of urgency to discuss this and to establish what the impact of this move will mean to patients that are referred to the hospice. We are currently awaiting a response.

The Hillingdon Hospitals NHS Foundation Trust