Health Double Whammy!

Following close on the heels of the suspension of the out of hours walk in clinic at the Hornsey Hospital Community Health Centre comes the news that Camidoc will be replaced by a private provider. Good grief – what are they thinking? Camidoc have provided the service for twelve years.

I await a response to my letter below – but would welcome local peoples’ views on Camidoc. I have always had really good service from them – and have never had a complaint about them from any constituent. What is your experience of Camidoc?

Dear Tracey,

RE: Camidoc out of hours service

I am writing to get clarification on some worrying news that have emerged. I have recently been contacted by local residents and member of the Defend Haringey Health Services Coalition, with the news that Camidoc’s out of hours contract has been terminated from October. I was extremely worried to hear that such a decision has been made, without any consultation, public information or engagement.

My impression is that Camidoc has successfully carried out this contact in the past and is highly valued and regarded by many local residents.

I would be grateful if you could clarify what the situation is with Haringey’s Camidoc contract come October. I would also be keen to find out what steps you are taking to ensure that local people and stakeholders are consulted on any major decisions to out of hours doctors services in Haringey.

Thanks for your time, and for providing clarification on the above.

Lynne Featherstone