My local hospital, Chase Farm Hospital in Enfield, is closing down.
Chase Farm: the Maternity Ward where my brother and I were born. The A&E department I went to when I thought I’d broken my arm, and when I tripped and cracked my chin open in the playground (yes, I am an A+ klutz), and the rehab ward where my grandma passed away.
I love that hospital, and I have one wish.
To keep it open.
The government says it’s badly run, dirty and unsafe- well any guesses why that would be, Cameron? No one’s putting any money into it. And do you know why? Chase Farm hospital spans over maybe... a good 7000 square metres of land. Land that could easily be sold for flats, if, say, there wasn't a hospital there, eh Dave?
I'd say the Tory government could probably make a couple of million quid out of that land- so they’re slowly running the hospital into the ground, just to make a profit.
"So what’s going to happen to all the sick people?" Enfield whimpers quietly, praying for an answer " Where will they go??"
They’re all going to be crammed into Barnet hospital, which the government have been ploughing money into for the last few years. Admittedly, it’s a nice hospital (guess where the funds for that came from- ahem ahem CHASE FARM ahem), but it’s just not going to be able to cope with the influx of people from Enfield. Having two whole boroughs pushed into one hospital? Any idiot can see that that’s not going to work!
So let's keep our hospitals. Say no to privatisation and NHS cuts- because if we don't put money into our hospitals, it'll only have to go towards paying the body collectors.
That's the future right there: Bring out your dead, citizens of London. No more hospitals, not in Cameron's Britain.