This video from London, England says about itself:
CHASE FARM [hospital] PROTEST 26 10 2013
Protesting about the closures of Accident & Emergency, which I knew about, along with Paediatric & Maternity, which I did not. This was today, 26th October 2013.
From daily News Line in Britain:
Tuesday, 21 January 2014
Chase Farm Closure Kills!
THE death of 2-year-old Muhammad Hashir Maveed last Wednesday is a tragic warning of the cost to human life that must inevitably result from the savage cuts inflicted by the coalition government on the NHS.
At 3am in the morning the little boy’s mother, on discovering he had a dangerously high temperature, rushed him to the nearest A&E department at Chase Farm hospital in Enfield, north London.
On arriving she found not a functioning emergency unit staffed by doctors and equipped with modern medical equipment that could have saved her child’s life but instead a locked door and an emergency telephone.
The A&E unit at Chase Farm was closed on the 9th December and replaced with a so-called Emergency Care Centre which is open only for 12 hours a day from 9am to 9pm.
This Centre, despite its designation as providing ‘urgent care’ is not equipped to deal with any real life-threatening emergency.
What was a heavily used A&E department in a hospital that serves a huge population in this area of London was just closed down with the entirely predictable result that lives would be lost as a result.
When A&E departments are replaced with locked doors and telephones it is a terrible lesson about the human cost of the government’s drive to save money in order to pay off the national debt, caused by the banking collapse, really means for ordinary people.
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