Controversial health plans ‘could downgrade two hospitals and leave Brent Council crippled by social care costs’

Campaigners fear the NW London Sustainability and Transformation Plan (STP) could see Charing Cross and Ealing hospitals downgraded which would put a strain on Northwick Park and St Mark’s Hospitals in Watford Road.

They also claim the plans, which will save £1.4billion from local health and social care services up to 2021, could leave the town hall struggling to cope with the cost of paying for social care.

NHS England (NHSE) has asked local areas to develop an STP as part of a five-year plan to deliver a better health service for residents. It is based on a triple aim of improving health and wellbeing, improving care and quality, and improving productivity and closing financial deficits.  

Full Article on Brent and Kilburn Times 13 December 2016