What is Planned for St Helier?

Under the project title of Better Services, Better Value, an unaccountable NHS panel has recommended closure for our local A&E, children’s and maternity services at St Helier, forcing residents to go to Kingston, Tooting or Croydon with journey times taking up to one hour at peak times. Further cuts are being considered. The faceless 60-strong panel had no local elected MPs and just one councillor (who was there in his role as a GP) on it, and no list of members of the public who sat on it is available.

The £219 million redevelopment is still planned for completion by late 2017 but concern remains about what services will remain on site. As a result of A&E moving elsewhere, the panel has recommended that St Helier gets an improved planned care service.