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New help for young people with eating disorders in west London

New help for young people with eating disorders in west London 14:18, 21 JUN 2016 UPDATED 14:18, 21 JUN 2016 BY GOOLISTAN COOPER Services will allow patients to refer themselves, speeding up the help and support they urgently require  A new service will help young people suffering from eating disorders  A new service helping children […]

New leaflet to support carers

10 June 2016 Today Professor Dorothy Griffiths, CNWL Chair, and Hardev Virdee, Chief Finance Officer, launched our new leaflet ‘Information for carers’ as part of our Carers Week celebrations. The leaflet, which has been co-produced with members of our Carers Council, offers information about how we support carers, outlines how carers can get involved with […]

Hillingdon Council SEND Survey for Parents and Carers

Hillingdon Council has developed a survey for parents of children with SEND to find out their views on the support services on offer in Hillingdon. Below is a link to the survey SEND Survey for Parents and Carers Please share with any other Parent Carers of children and young people with SEND that you know. Paper copies […]

From 30 June 2016 there will be changes to some children’s services at Ealing Hospital

On 30 June the children’s ward at Ealing Hospital will close and ambulances will no longer take children to Ealing’s accident and emergency (A&E) department. Ambulances will take children to a hospital with a children’s A&E. This will be either: Hillingdon, West Middlesex, Northwick Park, Chelsea and Westminster, or St Mary’s hospitals depending on the […]

Response to rising number of complaints about poor hospital discharge :: Healthwatch

Response to rising number of complaints about poor hospital discharge 11/05/16 Today, the Parliamentary Health Service Ombudsman has reported a 36% increase in the number of investigations linked to people having a poor experience of leaving care. In their report on unsafe hospital discharge, they highlight a concerning number of cases where patients are being sent […]

London NHS chiefs to axe enough beds to fill a hospital in battle to plug £1bn black hole

The London Evening Standard approached Healthwatch Hillingdon for comment on the story they published about axing of 500 hospital beds. “Graham Hawkes, CEO of Healthwatch Hillingdon, said: “The sustainability and transformation plans are a real opportunity for health and social care to come together to improve care across Greater London that truly meets the needs […]

Mental Health Services: Preparations for Improving Access

Mental health services: preparations for improving access 21 April 2016 Full report: Mental health services: preparations for improving access The Department of Health and NHS England are starting to make progress with the actions needed to implement access and waiting time standards for people with mental health conditions, but much remains to be done, according […]