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Residents asked - Can Chase Farm survive without it's A&E

Published Tuesday, 28 February 2012

Enfield Council's Health and Wellbeing Scrutiny Panel is asking residents.

Enfield Council's Health and Wellbeing Scrutiny Panel is asking residents to answer this question as it continues to gather evidence about how local people and health services will be affected if NHS London shuts down the 24 hour A&E and maternity / children's services in Chase Farm Hospital in Autumn 2013 as intended.

Cllr Alev Cazimoglu, Chair of the Panel said "Enfield Council has always been opposed to the closure of these services, on the grounds that we believe primary care is not sufficiently developed, or our nearby hospitals equipped to cope with the additional strain which will be placed upon them.

"To fight this the Council is not only engaging the help of experts in the field of healthcare to look at the impact these changes will have, but we are also asking local people to contact us directly if they have seen any downgrade in services in Chase Farm.

"We want to hear people's stories about recent experiences at the hospital. This evidence will be used to ensure that all healthcare services remain at a high standard during this time of change, and if necessary, to challenge the NHS."

To contact the Panel e-mail scrutiny@enfield.gov.uk or write to The Scrutiny Team, Enfield Council, Civic Centre, Silver Street, Enfield, EN1 3XY.

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