WHERE THE AXE IS FALLING

October 4, 2012
Jo Chapman - Partner in the Brain Injury Team

Posted by: Jo Chapman


You may have seen that the Mail on Sunday is running a campaign against the closure of hospital A&E departments.

As part of this campaign they are looking for case studies in which somebody has died or been taken seriously ill after, for example, being left on a hospital trolley for hours, or because an ambulance has been delayed or had to travel further to an A&E hospital because a more local A&E has been closed. They are particularly interested in cases involving children.

The list of closures is below. Get in touch with jochapman@boltburdonkemp.co.uk if you or someone you know has been affected by these closures.

NORTH OF ENGLAND

BISHOP AUCKLAND Nearest A&Es for serious cases: Newcastle upon Tyne 31miles/1 hour

North Tees in Stockton 21miles/40 mins

HARTLEPOOL Nearest A&E: NorthTees in Stockton 15 miles/30mins

BURNLEY Nearest A&E: Blackburn 16 miles/30mins

CHORLEY Major trauma cases going to Preston Preston 14miles/20mins

PONTEFRACT GENERAL Nearest A&Es: Pinderfields 10 miles/20 mins Dewsbury 18 miles/30mins

TRAFFORD GENERAL Nearest A&E: Manchester Royal Infirmary 8 miles/45mins

MIDLANDS

NEWARK Nearest A&E: Sutton-in-Ashfield 25miles/50 mins

STAFFORD Plans to reopen A&E at night cancelled

ST CROSS, RUGBY Nearest A&E: Coventry 15 miles/30 mins

KIDDERMINSTER Minor injury unit could close Worcester 15miles/33mins

REDDITCH / WORCESTER A&E closure under consultation Worcester 18 miles/34mins

SOUTH OF ENGLAND

WELWYN GARDEN CITY A&E becoming minor injuries only between 8pm and 8am. All ‘blue light’ emergencies at any time will go to Stevenage Stevenage 14 miles/20 mins

HEMEL HEMPSTEAD Nearest A&E: Watford 9.5miles/23 mins

ST ALBANS Nearest A&E: Watford 9.6miles/24 mins

MARGATE Major trauma could move to Ashford – under consultation Ashford 31miles/56 mins

HAYWARDS HEATH Losing major trauma to Royal Sussex Hospital Brighton 15miles/30 mins

WYCOMBE Nearest A&E: Stoke Mandeville 14miles/30 mins

LONDON

CHASE FARM, Enfield Nearest A&Es: North Middlesex 8 miles/20mins Barnet 7 miles/20 mins

CENTRAL MIDDLESEX, HAMMERSMITH, CHARING CROSS Nearest A&E: Northwick Park 5miles/

45 mins

EALING Nearest A&Es: West Middlesex 4 miles/ 20mins Northwick Park 8 miles/45 mins

KING GEORGE, Ilford Nearest A&E: Queen’s 4miles/21 mins

ST HELIER, Sutton Nearest A&Es: Croydon Uni Hospital 6 miles/ 20mins Kingston 8 miles/ 40mins

WALES

LLANELLI Nearest A&E: Carmarthen 25 miles/45 mins

NEATH PORT TALBOT NOT A&E– BUT losing ‘acute medicine service’ treating clots, asthma attacks, blood poisoning, heart attacks, pneumonia etc Nearest services: Swansea 13 miles/20minsBridgend16 miles/26 mins

Jo is a Partner specialising in catastrophic personal injury and clinical negligence claims.

Posted by: Jo Chapman

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