Comment - Local Stuff
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