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Chase Farm Delays by Bill Linton

The closure of the Farm's A & E unit has produced the obvious result - longer waits in A & E at Barnet and North Midd hospitals. Before the closure both met their targets of seeing 95% of patients within four hours, but since the closure Barnet has never met it and North Midd only 3 weeks out of 7. In consequence NHS spokespeople seek to obscure the facts and local politicians are united in ineffective concern.
Outside the political bubble many people still don't know that Chase Farm A & E has closed. This has already caused one death when the parents of a sick child took him to Chase Farm rather than North Midd.
It might be funny if it wasn't so serious.

First published in the EGP members newsletter, February 2014

Published and promoted by Bill Linton for Enfield Green Party, both at 39A Fox Lane, London N13 4AJ