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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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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