Health survey reveals demand for real hospital services

In advance of next week’s completion of major building works at Hornsey Hospital, Haringey Liberal Democrats are today launching the results of their local heath survey to prompt debate on the contents of the Hospital.

When asked what services they wanted to see in the facility, local residents supported a wide range of health services, including, x-ray services (59%) emergency care (54%) and homeopathic and alternative therapies (26%).

Survey responses was received from 1,281 Haringey residents.

Commenting, Lynne Featherstone MP said:

“We have the building, now we need to know what is going to go in it.We are absolutely clear that local residents do not want to see a reduction in number of GPs or mass forced relocations of local practices.But this is only one part of the story.

“I have been campaigning with local residents for over a decade to get Hornsey Hospital re-opened. To be called a hospital it must have more than basic GP services. Our survey has show there is significant demand for wider services.

“This is real opportunity; the Heath Trust must act now to engage with local people.”

Councillor Richard Wilson, Haringey Liberal Democrats Health Spokesperson added:

“Sifting through the responses one thing is clear; local people don’t want Hornsey Central to be just an enormous GP clinic. They want new hospital services brought onto the site.”