We have been asked to publicise this:
There will be a public meeting at 6pm on Tuesday October 30th at the Uxbridge Civic Centre to discuss Hospice Care in the North of the Borough (i.e. Michael Sobell Hospice). The following is copied from the council’s website.
Following the closure of Michael Sobell House inpatient service, the Hillingdon Council External Services Select Committee is interested in establishing why the closure happened so quickly and what action is now being taken to ensure service provision within the North of the Borough.
Questions asked by Members of those present at the meeting may include the following:
1. Which organisation/s is/are responsible for ensuring a hospice provision?
2. How is MSH funded?
3. What is each organisation responsible for providing in relation to MSH?
4. Which organisation/s is/are responsible for reporting repairs, undertaking maintenance and funding this work in relation to the Hospice building?
5. Which organisation/s made the decision to close and why?
6. When did the need for repairs first become apparent?
7. What action was taken to address any estate repairs issues that had been highlighted before the decision was made to close?
8. Why were building improvement works/repairs not carried out before the decision was made to close?
9. Was a risk assessment undertaken regarding the closure of MSH (before and/or after)?
10. Was an equalities impact assessment undertaken?
11. What service level agreements are in place for the hospice service provision?
12. Why was the proposed closure of the inpatient unit not communicated to the External Services Select Committee in a timely manner (bearing in mind that there is a duty on relevant NHS bodies and health service providers to consult health scrutiny bodies on substantial reconfiguration proposals or on substantial variations in the provision of such services)?
13. What action was taken in relation to relocating patients and why? What will happen to them in the medium/long term?
14. Why were (cancer) Wards 10 and 11 at MVH deemed more appropriate than an inpatient hospice?
15. What action was taken in relation to relocating staff and why? What will happen to these staff in the medium/long term?
16. What action has been taken to support patients, families and staff since the MSH closure and how has the effectiveness of this action been measured?
17. What action has been taken to ensure that the care of MVH patients has not been impacted?
18. What works are needed to bring the building up to standard (and associated costings and timescales)?
19. If the MSH building is not repairable, what action is being taken to source alternative provision in the north of the Borough and where would the associated funding come from?
20. What are the timescales to recommence a hospice provision in the north of the Borough?
21. Going forward, how will residents be kept updated on progress in re-establishing a hospice provision?
New dates for HS2 meet-ups. (Includes some you already know):
This is HS2 speaking:
We now have the dates for the HS2 drop-ins from Ruislip Manor library as well as some additional slots. Our full schedule is as follows:
Friday 28, Harefield library, 1pm to 5pm
Monday 1, Ruislip Manor library, 4pm to 8pm
Friday 19, Harefield library, 1.30pm to 5pm
Monday 22, Ickenham library, 1.30pm to 5pm
Thursday 1, Ruislip Manor library, 3.30pm to 6.30pm
Friday 16, Harefield library, 1pm to 5pm
Monday 19, Ruislip Manor library, 4pm to 8pm
Monday 26, Ickenham library, 1.30pm to 5pm
Monday 3, Harefield library, 6pm to 9pm
Tuesday 11, Ruislip Manor, 1pm to 5pm
This from HS2’s Patricia Thompson:
Most of you will know that we are planning to host regular monthly drop-in sessions in Ickenham, Ruislip and Harefield.
At these sessions Grant Blowers, the local HS2 community engagement manager for Hillingdon, as well as our contractors, will be available to meet one-to-one with local residents and answer any questions they may have. Below are the dates we have confirmed in Harefield and Ickenham. We are still waiting to hear back from the libraries in Ruislip but I wanted to let you know that we are making progress on this.
We will be making these dates available on HS2inHillingdon and I will be able to give you an update on how we plan to communicate them more widely at our meeting next week.
Monthly drop-in sessions dates:
Friday 28, Harefield library – 1pm to 5pm
Monday 22, Ickenham Library – 1.30pm to 5pm
Friday 16, Harefield library – 1pm to 5pm
Monday 26, Ickenham Library – 1.30 to 5pm
Monday 3, Harefield Library – 6pm to 9pm
Saturday September 1st 2018 at 12.00
Northolt Commemoration Ceremony at Polish Air Force Memorial, South Ruislip, Middlesex.
The annual and 58th Ceremony of Homage to Fallen Polish Airmen during World War II will be held at the Polish Air Force Memorial at Northolt on Saturday 1 September. The ceremony will be conducted in both English and Polish and everyone is welcome.
Wreaths will be laid by representatives of the Polish and British governments, local authorities, the Air Force and the Royal Air Force. Veterans of individual squadrons or their descendants will lay wreaths for each Polish squadron that flew alongside the RAF from 1940 to 1945.
The replica of the wartime Wilno Standard of the Polish Air Force will be paraded and the ceremony will also feature a detachment of Officer Cadets from the Polish Air Force Academy, Dęblin, trumpeter and drummer of the Central Band of the RAF, and the band of the Middlesex Wing of the Air Training Corps. Young people from the various Polish schools in London, in addition to the Polish Scouts and Guides, will also participate.
There will be a flypast by the Battle of Britain Memorial Flight at the end of the ceremony, subject to contingencies and weather.
Yes, it’s really open this time. Not half open as it was on Festival weekend.
Details are here: https://openhouselondon.open-city.org.uk/listings/1939
If it’s possible please visit, especially if you’ve not been inside. Secondly, because the more people visit, the more likely that it will remain accessible in future.
Today, HS2 sent out this announcement. Somewhat short notice but here it is:
HS2 Ltd will be holding two drop-in community surgeries to provide residents an opportunity to speak to a HS2 staff member.
The surgeries, to be held at Ickenham Village Hall, are open to any member of the public to drop-in and have a discussion about HS2 work with a staff member. No booking is necessary.
The details are:
Thursday 26 July, 10.30am until 4pm
Friday 27 July, 10.30am until 2pm
Both at Ickenham Village Hall, 33 Swakeleys Road, Ickenham UB10 8DG
Future drop-ins are currently being planned, which will be organised to provide times suitable for evening as well as day time visits to be held regularly in various venues in other Hillingdon neighbourhoods.
If you need to contact HS2 and are unable to visit, you can contact the HS2 Helpdesk in a variety of ways:
24/7 freephone 08081 434 434
Minicom 08081 456 472