Time to Celebrate & spread the good news -ESON Newsletter 10/04/19

Judging by the continuous stream of messages that we have received over the last few weeks, there is no doubt about the delight felt by people across the Borough that Ealing Hospital is to remain as a proper acute hospital. A very popular theme in many messages was that ‘we stood together as a united community’. A bit of People Power goes a long way – something that the Government and NHS bosses never understood. They thought we would all give up eventually, but they were so wrong!

Time to Celebrate Our Success:

 

After 7 years of hard work by so many people it’s fantastic to be able to celebrate, so Ealing Save Our NHS is having a celebration. We are therefore inviting those of you who helped in any way to achieve this great success for our community, to join us. There will also be hospital staff and local politicians, all raising a glass together!
Get in touch for more information! 

Getting the word out – Sat 13th April – Ealing Street Stall:

 

Our planned Street Stall this Saturday in Ealing Broadway, 11.00 – 1.00pmnear M&S has a very different message then usual!
Instead of ‘Save Ealing Hospital, Dump SaHF ‘, our latest leaflet (here) now reads:

EALING A&E IS SAVED!

A HUGE RETREAT BY GOVERNMENT & HEALTH BOSSES

 

Of course, NHS bosses have refused to admit they have retreated, or for that matter offered any apology for the scandalous waste of money (at least £72 Million). Nor have they apologised for the closure of maternity & acute children’s services or the demoralisation of staff at Ealing Hospital. We certainly won’t be letting them off the hook, and intend to fight on to stop the threat of future cuts and restore our lost vital services.
If you can help give out leaflets on Saturday that would be great. It will be lovely to give people some good news at last.

Our local campaigns on the front page of ‘Health Campaigns Together’:

 

Ealing Save Our NHS and our sister campaign, Save Our Hospitals (Hammersmith & Charing X) are featured on the front page of the national ‘Health Campaigns Together’ newspaper. We are both part of a family of campaigns up and down the country and together we have kept up the pressure on health bosses and the Government against cuts to hospitals and privatisation.
You can read the story and more here

OTHER UPCOMING EVENTS:

 

Ealing Save Our NHS Public Meeting in June:

 

This was planned before the announcement that the Shaping a Healthier Future plans were finally dead. So the focus of our meeting will be a bit different then our usual ‘Save Ealing Hospital’. We will certainly have a speaker on the Government’s NHS Long Term Plan and its impact on our local NHS, including GP services, and want to discuss where next for Ealing Hospital, now the axe has been lifted. – please watch this space for updates

Hanwell Carnival – Sat 15th June:

 

Ealing Save Our NHS has had a lively and imaginative contingent on the Carnival Procession for the last few years and this year we plan to participate again. Unlike previous years we may be more in Carnival spirit as we have much to celebrate. No doubt our much photographed bed will still make an appearance.