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WE NEED GOOD MENTAL HEALTH SERVICES IN NW LONDON
Mental health services are in crisis – badly underfunded, seriously understaffed, overstretched community services, serious failures to meet the needs of younger people, long waits for treatment, and sometimes beds unavailable when somebody needs them.
Now there are plans to permanently move all adult inpatient beds from Ealing; and to close a large number of beds in Westminster.
We call on the Integrated Care Board for NW London to draw up a plan for mental health provision across ALL of NW London and to consult fully with residents across the area on this strategy before permanently closing beds or before cutting any other mental health services.
TELL THE TORY GOVERNMENT TO KEEP THEIR PROMISES: REBUILD OUR IMPERIAL TRUST HOSPITALS NOW.
We call on the Government to:
· Honour its promises to completely rebuild St Mary’s and to refurbish and expand Charing Cross and Hammersmith Hospitals by 2030 – later is TOO late!
· Release the necessary capital now so that the urgently needed planning and work can go ahead
· Announce a clear timetable on when work on all these projects should begin and publish a definite finish time for these projects to be completed.
DENTAL CARE IS HEALTH CARE – WE NEED MORE NHS DENTISTS NOW
Across NW London many dental practices are no longer taking on NHS patients and private patients are getting treated first. The existing government contract for dentists no longer makes NHS patients viable so that dentists are closing their lists to public patients.
For many people this means they may be forced to pull out their own teeth or overdose on painkillers. Or people may be forced to pay out money for expensive treatment they cannot afford.
As well as fighting tooth decay, dentists are often the people who detect oral cancers, kidney or pancreatic cancers, heart conditions, diabetes, leukemia and Crohn’s disease.
Free NHS dentistry should be a right for us all. We call on the Secretary of State for Health to ensure adequate funding so that free access to NHS dental treatment on a timely basis is available to us all.