MP’s unite in fight to save Epsom & St Helier hospitals

2013-03-22T14:51:37+00:00March 22nd, 2013|Epsom Hospital|

Five local MP’s have united in the campaign to save both Epsom & St Helier hospitals from being downgraded.  The letter sent on the 22nd March outlines 14 flaws with the Better Services Better Value process in it’s evaluation of healthcare services:

 

Dear BSBV

‘Better Services, Better Value’ Process

 We want to share with you our concerns about the whole […]

Epsom Hospital – decision delayed until early summer

2013-03-15T12:19:15+00:00March 15th, 2013|Epsom Hospital|

The latest news on the future of Epsom Hospital is that any decisions about its future have been delayed until the early summer. This followed intense pressure on the Better Services Better Value team over the shortcomings of the review process.

What happens next will depend heavily on what our local GPs decide to do. From […]

Epsom Station – Zone 6

2013-03-12T10:47:20+00:00March 12th, 2013|Epsom Station Zone 6|

Chris Grayling met with Transport Minister Norman Baker this week to discuss extending Zone 6 to include Epsom station.  Mr Baker was sympathetic to the issue raised, and has agreed to write to the Train Companies giving them permission to enter into detailed discussions about the possibility of moving Epsom into Zone 6. Nothing can […]

Epsom Hospital

2013-02-08T15:14:54+00:00February 8th, 2013|Epsom Hospital|

A big thank you to all of the people who attended the public meeting at Blenheim High School about the future of Epsom Hospital on February 7th. More than 500 people attended, and we had so many that not everyone could get in. My apologies to those who could not, but at the very least […]

Ashtead Pharmacy

2013-01-28T18:41:38+00:00January 28th, 2013|Local Pharmacy|

The NHS has approved a second application submitted by Mr Kureeman to open a replacement pharmacy, now in the old Barclays bank premises, which would provide a much expanded range of public health services.

Mr Kureeman, who has worked as a pharmacist in Ashtead for 15 years, said: “I’m really happy, especially for the elderly residents […]

Epsom Hospital

2013-01-18T15:41:59+00:00January 18th, 2013|Epsom Hospital|

Dear constituent

I am writing to you again so soon after my last message because there have been unexpected and unwelcome developments on the hospital front.

During the week the team running the hospital review held their project board meeting, and the London based group of doctors and nurses who have been advising the project submitted a […]

Save Epsom – Bridleway Petition

2013-01-08T21:12:12+00:00January 8th, 2013|Local Campaigns|

Chris Grayling handed in a petition to Epsom & Ewell Council last week signed by around 80 residents who want to protect the bridleway off Downs Road in Epsom.

The residents are objecting to a planning application that seeks to sell of part of a back garden in order to build a new house which would be accessed be via […]

Save Epsom – Sept 2012

2012-12-21T17:39:14+00:00December 21st, 2012|Local Campaigns|

Chris is one of a group of local people who have established the Save Epsom campaign to put pressure on the Borough council over planning strategy for the town following the controversial redevelopment of the area around Epsom station. The group has held a number of meetings with the Borough and has been instrumental in […]

Epsom Hospital – Dec 2012

2012-12-13T15:43:41+00:00December 13th, 2012|Epsom Hospital|

I am writing to you with further information about what is happening about Epsom Hospital. I have enclosed below the content of a letter that I have just sent to Ruth Carnall, who is the Chief Executive of NHS London, the body which is ultimately responsible for Epsom Hospital. The letter is pretty […]

Epsom Station Zone 6 – 5th Dec 2012

2012-12-05T13:55:01+00:00December 5th, 2012|Epsom Station Zone 6|

Chris Grayling has been told by Southern, the train company which operates Epsom Station that is has no objection in principle to Epsom being moved into zone 6, as long as a deal can be done which means that there is a fair distribution of fare income so it doesn’t lose out as a result. […]