Extraordinary Council On Thursday About Southend A&E

The special District Council meeting to discuss the proposed downgrading of Southend A&E is this Thursday at 7:30 pm at the Civic Suite in Rayleigh (opposite the church).
If you have any questions you would like us to ask, or any views you would like us to put forward – especially if you are a health care professional – please leave a comment here or email us.

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Simon Ashley Cross

I want to know whether the success regime has looked into the increased risk of mortality (10% per 10 kilometres) in stroke and myocardial infarction patients. This would mean an increased mortality risk for patients from Southend and from Chelmsford of 30%. It is important to know who will be legally accountable for this increase in deaths. It is very important that someone is made liable for prosecution over every single avoidable death!

Steve Mortlock

Basildon A&E is at breaking point and doesn’t need more patients. Chelmsford is a city in it’s own right and needs an A&E as does highly populated Southend. When will those in power put people before profit?

Kate Sheehan
Please read this – from p70 and 71 of the following research documenthttp://www.lsbu.ac.uk/__data/assets/pdf_file/0019/114409/sustainability-and-transformation-plans-critical-review.pdf?t=1 What does the evidence show? First looking at quality of care, in the case of emergency care, centralisation may have a negative impact with mortality increasing the greater distances that have to be travelled. Thus Harrison (2012) has found, “Even if gains in outcomes are achieved by centralization, the longer journey times that it entails for some patients may offset set them to some extent. One study of stroke care found that the clinical risks of longer journeys outweighed the benefits of centralization. Nicholl et al. found… Read more »
The Mighty Oz

There is another study you may not be aware of ( Prof Oz – the use of common sense, University of Life, 2017 ) which stated that the longer a very seriously ill person spends in a ambulance on the A127 in the rush hour the less chance they will survive.