Whittington SAVED ! Yippeehhh !!

April 29, 2010

I took this from Islington Tribune website. I assume it's their copyright. Dear Tribune, please don't sue me for breach of copyright. I am so happy today :))

Today the Islington Tribune revealed that Health Secretary Andy Burnham contacted their news desk and said he ordered a “COMPLETE HALT” to the plans to close the Whittington !

Talking to the Tribune Mr. Burnham said: “I will order a complete halt in the process that is being run and I’m asking NHS London to go back to the drawing board. As a government we only support changes in the NHS when the local clinicians propose them and when there is evidence that they will improve quality and save lives.”


“The Whittington A&E is a vital service in its local community. This is a service in which we have invested £32 million over the past few years and as far as I’ve seen there is no clinical evidence or clinical support for any kind of downgrading or closure. On that basis, it’s simply inconceivable that Labour would support the closing or downgrading of the Whittington A&E or its maternity service.”

Click here to read the whole article.

This is brilliant, brilliant news ! Yippehh ! We can all have our babies in peace at the Whittington now and THEN take them to the children’s A&E if there’s something wrong with them !!! I never thought I’d anticipate giving birth and possible trips to the A&E with so much excitement :)))

I guess it’s still worth turning up to the day of action today as it will be a big party instead now. Yippehhh ! Shame I can’t be there….

Everyone who went on the march, wrote letters, clicked on this blog to make it as popular as it is WELL DONE ! WE DID IT !

No worries. I’ll keep an eye on things and make sure all this is still valid after the election – so don’t abandon this blog just yet!

But in the meantime: Let’s celebrate !!!! How I envy everyone who can actually drink some alcohol today….


6 Responses to “Whittington SAVED ! Yippeehhh !!”

  1. Jay Says:

    Brilliant news! Well done you, and well done to all those involved in the campaign!

    Just goes to show what people power can achieve. Terrific, terrific news. I’m so very proud of you all!

    Well done!


  2. […] This post was mentioned on Twitter by Karen Jennings. Karen Jennings said: A great blog on the Whittington from Sara, well done! http://bit.ly/aN6cPi […]

  3. Craig Griffiths Says:

    brilliant news sara!
    well done everyone 🙂

  4. Tamily cookson Says:

    Fantastic news! Well done everyone 🙂

  5. Cedric Muller for Noel Park North Residents Association Says:

    Congrats to all who made their voice heard!!! The good news is only shadowed by the unbelievable idea in the first place that it was expendable!!!!!
    We wish the Staff all the very best as they continue to provide high quality care to our community.

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