Free Health Checks

October 30, 2012 · Posted in Medical & Health · Comment 

Anyone wanting to have a health MOT can attend a free drop-in session in Horsham town centre each Wednesday until the middle of December

The Horsham District Wellbeing Hub, a free, friendly and impartial service from Horsham District Council, the NHS and other partners, will be continuing to run the confidential drop-in sessions on Wednesdays in the town centre from now until 19 December.

The popular sessions are run at The Octagon, Chart Way, Horsham, from 10am to 2pm each Wednesday, except Wednesday 3 October.

Call in for a friendly chat and a health MOT with one of the Wellbeing advisors with no need for an appointment.

Working for a New Hospital

March 6, 2011 · Posted in Medical & Health · Comment 

The possibility of a new hospital for the Crawley and Horsham area has taken a step forward with the release of a report by BioCity Limited. The company, which develops bio science parks around the world, initiated the study with the support of Horsham District Council, Crawley Borough Council and West Sussex County Council. The study considers and examines the clinical and financial case for a hospital delivering NHS services together with a bio science park. Local Member of Parliament, Francis Maude said “The campaign continues at every level. We really won’t stop until Horsham and Crawley NHS patients have a decent and accessible acute hospital that they can be proud of”.

Health Update

February 13, 2011 · Posted in Medical & Health · Comment 

For many months now, NHS West Sussex has been trying to recruit a senior nurse so that the Minor Injuries Unit at Horsham hospital can be opened for longer hours. Horsham District Council has been chasing this and pressing for action. Andrew and two other Councillors attended a meeting on 17 November with senior NHS/PCT Managers. It seems unlikely that the extra hours we were promised will now happen due to lack of money. Andrew asked that when GP Commissioning starts they will consider this again as a top priority.

On 24 November Andrew chaired a meeting to review and obtain an update on the 16 outstanding actions and objectives from the 2008 report looking at health care in the North East of the county. Annual meetings are supposed to take place, the one scheduled for last April was cancelled because of the general election. The NHS was reluctant to arrange another meeting which is unacceptable. Last month Andrew met Conservative Councillors from Mid Sussex and Crawley councils and we have written a joint letter to the Chief Executive of the NHS asking for a meeting involving Councillors from all political parties at the three Councils and senior NHS Managers. Watch this space!

Early Apointment at Redhill Hospital?

November 13, 2010 · Posted in Medical & Health · Comment 

At a recent meeting with the management of Redhill hospital your local councillors highlighted problems faced by people from the Horsham area who are unable to have early morning appointments at Redhill Hospital because the community transport scheme is not in operation that early. If you need an early morning medical appointment then help is at hand. G4S will collect you from home and take you to Redhill hospital provided, when you ring 01306 734329 (open 8am to 6pm Monday – Friday) you can answer “no” to the two questions asked. You will need to call at least 24 hours before the appointment. If you have a problem, please let us know.