A guest post from Cllr Marcus Ginn
The Labour administration in Hammersmith Town Hall confirmed in a Cabinet report on 3rd November that it plans to receive £1.6 million pounds from the NHS next year – funds which would otherwise have gone to pay for local emergency services including Charing Cross A&E.
Cabinet members have agreed to receive quarterly payments from the Hammersmith and Fulham Clinical Commissioning Group as part of the ‘Better Care Plan’ to spend more NHS resources in the community rather than in hospitals.
It is rank hypocrisy for this Labour Council to claim it will ‘Save our Hospitals’ when in the background it is making secret deals to take money from our local hospitals.
These changes may be supported by clinicians and beneficial to patients, but the Labour Council must be honest with us about its agenda instead of hiding behind slogans .