|NHF Trust Accused of Pushing through Merger without Adequate Consultation|
Council criticises Chelsea and Westminster ahead of meeting this evening at Town Hall
Hammersmith and Fulham Council has accused bosses at Chelsea and Westminster Hospital of pushing through a proposed merger with West Middlesex University Hospital Foundation Trust without adequate public consultation.
“This is a really significant change that could affect thousands of residents, but the lack of publicity means very few local people know about it,"
says Hammersmith & Fulham Council’s health cabinet member, Cllr Vivienne Lukey.
" With the merger expected to take place by the end of the year, there is very little time to make our views known.
" We have some serious concerns, particularly about the potential effects on the A&E and paediatric units."
CWHFT, however, says the merger will improve services for people using both hospitals. Chief Executive, Libby McManus, says: " This is a pivotal time in the history of this hospital as we look to merge with the West Middlesex University Hospital.
June 16, 2015