Patching Up After A Dog Bite

“The closure of the A&E together with the maternity unit at St Helier hospital, is a source of concern for all local residents who are currently reassured by the availability of these facilities. To remove them is to short change Sutton residents who have contributed to the NHS through taxes and National Insurance. My Wife and I have both used the facilities, with our first daughter being born there back in 1967. I have also used the A&E for various minor treatments, the one that comes to mind was after being bitten by a dog and arriving with blood dripping from my hand. I was...

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The Gift Of Life After A Heart Attack

“I have to attend the Anti-Coagulant Clinic in the Haematology Dept every 8 to 10 weeks after a severe heart attack whilst playing tennis. The clinic is run very efficiently. The attitude of the staff, particularly to  older patients who make up the majority of the people attending, is kind and caring.  If the patients have mobility difficulties they are always helped without question.  I am back playing tennis several hours each week. Urgent care was there when I most needed it, now I am there to help St Helier in its hour of need.” Eric Howell, Wallington

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The First View Of The World

“I was born on Wednesday the 4th of June 1947 in the Maternity Unit of St Helier County Hospital at precisely 10.10am weighing 6 pounds exactly and measuring 20 inches in length. My mother had been taken to St Helier by taxi from Gordon Road in Carshalton Beeches, where my parents were living at the time, arriving there at 9.00am. In those days visiting was restricted to one visitor on Wednesday and Sunday between 7 and 9pm, although a form recording my birth that I still have, gives the concession of a husband or mother being allowed to visit the evening following baby’s...

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Helping Generations Of Families

St Helier hospital has been at the centre of building Sutton’s families, helping those in need, and whilst it has its faults like any public authority, it remains a fond, no, an essential part of our community. These proposed closures cannot stand, and will be disastrous for our community. My family and I have benefited greatly from the services provided by St Helier hospital. I myself was born there, as were my brothers, my parents and grandparents, and many of my other relatives and friends. The maternity ward is something we are all familiar with, as are many of Sutton’s families. St...

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Please Show Your Support

Now we all need to be there for St Helier. We want to know what you think so please do complete our online survey via the ‘Survey’ link at the top of the web page, so that we, as a community, can fight this decision. We believe that it is vital that we all come together as a community, so rather than having a number of rival petitions doing the rounds. local Conservatives are urging residents to support the excellent Sutton Guardian campaign. There is a link to the Sutton Guardian petition at the end of the survey. There is also an opportunity in the survey to share your...

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