‘End postcode lottery in NHS fertility treatment’

Ross Lydall, Health Editor, EVENING STANDARD, 15th July 2016 Graham Hawkes, CEO of Healthwatch Hillingdon (an independent health and social care watchdog): “Access to NHS funded IVF is not easy and women already need to meet strict medical criteria before they can be considered for IVF and must have tried all other options first. The […]

Hospitals given green light to miss waiting time targets

More than 50 hospitals in England have been given the green light to miss key waiting time targets this year to help ease their financial problems. The move is part of a package of measures taken by NHS bosses after hospitals exceeded their budgets by a record amount last year. Fines for missing targets in […]

Healthwatch Hillingdon publishes its Annual Report 2015-16: A catalyst for change

Healthwatch Hillingdon today published its 3rd annual report, ‘A catalyst for change’. The report for the year ending 31st March 2016 outlines how Healthwatch are serving their residents and those people who use health and social care services in Hillingdon. Graham Hawkes  the  Chief Executive Officer of Healthwatch Hillingdon said “I hope you will agree as you read our […]

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 […]