NHS Trust board votes for St Helier closure, despite public opposition

Full story in  Inside Croydon , 14 December 2017

The Tory Government is pushing ahead with plans to close the Sutton hospital where former Prime Minister Sir John Major was born.

NHS chiefs in south-west London want to close all acute, emergency and maternity facilities at two large hospitals, and they are doing so by claiming that they have overwhelming public support. Any closure at St Helier Hospital, in nearby Sutton, is sure to increase the demand for hospital services at Croydon’s Mayday Hospital, which has been groaning under the strain of ever-rising demand for treatment against a background of budgets which are squeezed in real terms each year.