Category Archives: Health

Just one bed free for emergency patients at St Mary’s this Christmas

        According to the ‘Westminster Extra’: ONLY one emergency bed was spare at St Mary’s Hospital throughout the entire Christmas period, official stats have revealed. NHS England data shows winter pressure is getting out of control with … Continue reading

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A prescription for our ailing health & social care services

Westminster Labour Group have produced a short new report setting out some of its deep concerns about the future of the NHS and Adult Social Care in Westminster. It brings together Labour’s existing campaigning priorities on these issues, with new … Continue reading

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Labour Councillors call for action on Health & Social Care in Westminster

Labour Councillors have called for action on Health & Social Care in Westminster and will be raising these issues at the next Council meeting on Wednesday 25th January at Porchester Hall. Labour Councillors have tabled a motion to be moved … Continue reading

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Community Pharmacies – Labour welcomes Government’s change of heart

Councillor Barrie Taylor, Westminster Labour’s Health Champion, has welcomed the Government’s decision to delay their planned implementation of a 6% cut to community pharmacies in October in order to “make sure that we are making the correct decision and that what … Continue reading

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North Westminster Drug and Alcohol Service to close as Council cuts hit drug and sexual health work

Westminster Council, in yet another round of budget cuts, has announced a funding reduction of £1.4m from Substance Misuse programmes and £0.7m from Sexual Health schemes. This will mean the sudden closure on March 31st of the vitally important North … Continue reading

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Time to improve Westminster’s Air Quality

Speaking at Last night’s Council meeting, Councillor Paul Dimoldenberg, Labour’s Built Environment spokesperson, said: “As a Marylebone Road resident for over 40 years, I know how polluted our city is. You don’t need facts and figures you just have to … Continue reading

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A Labour Government will immediately halt further changes to the NHS in north west London

Labour’s Shadow Health Secretary Andy Burnham has announced that a Labour Government will immediately halt further changes to the NHS in north west London, including Westminster, until a full consultation, based on clinical need rather than budget pressures has taken … Continue reading

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