Treating Children’s Asthma

“Our young grandson had his first asthma attack four years ago, just before his first birthday. Since then our daughter and son-in-law have taken him to St Helier A&E on numerous occasions and he has always received exemplary treatment from the staff of the A&E Department and on the Children’s Ward where he has been a patient. My daughter and her husband have every confidence that their son will receive the treatment he needs at St Helier. It is a traumatic journey for them to take their small son to hospital with breathing difficulties and they need to get there quickly. If...

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Working through City Hall

“During the recent election campaign in Sutton, the number one issue on the doorstep was St Helier Hospital and whether the two Liberal Democrat Members of Parliament would keep their promise – in Paul Burstow’s case, from within Government – to retain all the existing services at St Helier Hospital. This seems to have come to nought. I will do all I can in my position as the local London Assembly member to fight to save services at St Helier and, along with the Guardian’s excellent campaign, get this ridiculous decision reversed.” Steve O’Connell London...

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Supporting People With Diabetes

“St. Helier is there for people like me who suffer from diabetes. When I was diagnosed with Type One Diabetes in late 2010, it was reassuring to know that there was a local hospital like St. Helier close-by to provide care when needed. The hospital was there for me, I’m here for it when it needs me.” Jason Hughes, South Sutton

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Fixing A Dislocated Thumb

“My son who was born in St Helier, was playing rugby for the first time in a taster session on the field opposite St Helier hospital. He dislocated his thumb in a tackle and was taken across the road to A&E. The staff were great, resetting his thumb whilst keeping him calm. The experience didn’t put him off the game and he went on to enjoy the sport at school for a number of years after. My family has relied on our local hospital for decades.” Paul Scully, Carshalton

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Fixing A Broken Arm

“When I broke my arm three years ago last December the treatment I received was excellent. I had the usual wait in A and E but after I was assessed by the triage nurse, the care I received from X-ray, the plaster clinic and the doctors could not be faulted. I am sure that because of the excellent treatment that I received I  have not had any problems with the arm since.” Heather Howell, Wallington

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