Campaign Against The NHS Cutbacks At Our A&E Departments.

Whether you are a Mail reader or not, nobody can afford to not get on board with The Mail’s national campaign to stop the cutbacks at our local hospitals.

WHY IT MATTERS:           

More than 10% of all casualty departments in England and Wales – 26 out of 220 – have so far either been closed or downgraded, or will be soon.

Two hours is the average delay between 999 call and handover to A&E patients now face in many affected areas.

20% more deaths among emergency patients for every extra ten miles it takes to reach A&E.

4 out of 9 A&E units to be closed in North-West London alone.

Urgent care centres: the name given to replacements for A&E… which in fact, cannot provide any urgent care, but treat only the least serious conditions.

More than 85% of A&E patients need speedy general care, rather than being driven to a ‘superhospital’ centre for specialist care eg for strokes…

… and where it takes more than an hour to reach A&E, specialist heart treatment – eg balloons to open arteries – ceases to become effective anyway.

Where the axe is falling – The 26 hospitals losing their emergency units:


Bishop Auckland




Pontefract General

Trafford General




St Cross, Rugby


Redditch / Worchester

South of England

Welwyn Garden City

Hemel Hempstead

St Albans


Haywards Heath



Chase Farm, Enfield

Central Middlesex, Hammersmith, Charing Cross


King George, Ilford

St Helier, Sutton



Heath Port Talbot

We all need to take action now to stop this essential service from being cut in your local area and lives being put at risk.

Add your name to The Mail’s petition now to help them in their fight to voice OUR thoughts.

Email – your name, address and postcode to

Text – CASUALTY – your name, first line of your address and postcode to 65700. Texts cost 25p plus standard network rate.

Published On: September 29th, 2012 / Categories: Blogs, Local Interest / Tags: /