Friday, October 25, 2013

Healthwatch Redbridge Survey
re: Spearpoint Surgery Move

Healthwatch Redbridge wants to hear local people’s views regarding the decision to transfer the Spearpoint Surgery to the King George Hospital site.

This week Healthwatch Redbridge began a survey and series of public drop-in sessions seeking the views of local people affected by the transfer in late June of the Spearpoint GP Surgery from its original premises to King George Hospital.

Cathy Turland, Healthwatch Redbridge Chief Executive Officer, said: ‘We have heard from members of the public who use the Surgery, and local Councillors, that they are not happy with how the transfer was carried out. We wanted to ask patients how they found out about the move and what they think about the new premises.’

This week, volunteers spoke with local people using J&H News in Aldborough Parade and Britannia Pharmacy in Aldborough Road South. So far, over 20 responses have been received by HWR staff in two days.

The survey is available online via the Healthwatch Redbridge website, on request by email or phone, and at drop-in sessions and focus groups planned for the coming weeks. The survey closes on Sunday 10th November.

The results of the survey will be presented at the Redbridge Health Scrutiny Committee meeting in January. A report will be made available locally and sent to NHS England.

To join us at an engagement session or focus group please see our website for the planned schedule of events.
Kind regards
Caroline Mullan
Project Development Officer

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  1. Is this the first step at creating a polyclinic at King George?

    1. Yes, it is. For more than a year now a great deal of work has been in progress in the outpatient area creating smaller partitioned spaces from some of the bigger ones. A member of staff told me at least 15 months ago that it was happening.

      All down to the deafness of Averil Jobnsworth.

  2. King George A&E –Jeremy Hunt says "No changes will be made until absolute certainty that there is clinical safety in doing so" in Parliament today- has he told Averil Jobsworth and Doctor Mehta this?.

    1. Well, if "absolute certainty" is the equivalent of "all schools to be above average" by another privately educated cabinet member, then we should all get private medical health insurance.

    2. You need to understand that Averil Jobsworth and Dr Mehta have their own agendas. They're both working hard for their OBEs.