Michael Sobell hospice – 30 Oct public meeting

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?

How to join Online Watch Link (OWL)

OWL logoMany of you receive regular Neighbourhood Watch Newsletters. And about 8,000 Hillingdon Residents have joined the associated Online Watch Link (OWL). This is a community-focused website that keeps its members up to date on local crime and security measures.

To join, simply visit www.owl.co.uk and provide some basic details. It probably goes without saying, that the site is secure.

As a general rule, always report crime in Ickenham to the Police (999 if in progress, 101 otherwise) then email Brian Walters, our Neighbourhood Watch Deputy Community Coordinator on bw014i7079@blueyonder.co.uk

Swakeleys Roundabout plans – your view please

HS2 and TfL have fielded their proposals for alterations to the Swakeley’s roundabout. LBH is running a consultation. It closes October 16.

Please visit https://www.hillingdon.gov.uk/article/34321/HS2-Signalisation-of-Swakeleys-roundabout-consultation to provide your own feedback.

Thank you.

More detail on HS2 drop-ins [update]

[Update] Apologies for headline – these are different events to the drop-ins. Thank you Kirsty Gibbs for pointing this out.

 

This from HS2:

 

Dear resident,

Invitation to an event about HS2

High Speed Two (HS2) is the new high speed railway for Britain, and we’d like to invite you to
one of our events.

We’re running four community events with our contractors and Transport for London across
the London Borough of Hillingdon – in Ickenham, Ruislip, Harefield and Uxbridge. Each event
will focus on the HS2 works that will be taking place around those respective areas. Our
teams will be on hand to discuss these works and answer questions you may have.

Ruislip: Tuesday 9 October, 2pm to 7.30pm, The Barn Hotel, West End Road, Ruislip HA4
6JB

Come and hear about:

  • Plans for the portal in West Ruislip, the headhouse at the vent shaft in South Ruislip
  • The proposed new Ruislip golf course design
  • Traffic and lorry routes
  • Further work at Breakspear Road South
  • Plans for traffic improvements at Swakeleys Roundabout

Uxbridge: Thursday 18 October, 4pm to 8pm, Uxbridge Sports Club, Gatting Way off Park
Road, Uxbridge UB8 1NR

Come and hear about:

  • Plans for traffic improvements at Swakeleys Roundabout
  • Further work at Breakspear Road South

Harefield: Saturday 27 October, 10am to 1pm, Harefield Academy School, Northwood
Way, Harefield, Uxbridge UB9 6ET

Come and hear about:

  • Feedback from previous Colne Valley Viaduct engagement events held in March this
    year
  • Further work at Breakspear Road South
  • Archaeological investigations
  • Plans for traffic improvements at Swakeleys Roundabout

Ickenham: Monday 29 October, 2pm to 7.30pm, Ruislip Golf Course, Ickenham Road,
Ruislip HA4 7DQ

Come and hear about:

  • Plans for the portal in West Ruislip, the headhouse at the vent shaft in South Ruislip
  • The proposed new Ruislip golf course design
  • Traffic and lorry routes
  • Further work at Breakspear Road South
  • Plans for traffic improvements at Swakeleys Roundabout
  • Feedback from previous Colne Valley Viaduct engagement events held in March this
    year

For further updates about these events, HS2 works in Hillingdon and HS2 in general, please
visit hs2inhillingdon.commonplace.is where you can sign up to news alerts.

Upcoming HS2 drop-in meetings – update

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:

September
Friday 28, Harefield library, 1pm to 5pm

October
Monday 1, Ruislip Manor library, 4pm to 8pm
Friday 19, Harefield library, 1.30pm to 5pm
Monday 22, Ickenham library, 1.30pm to 5pm

November
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

December
Monday 3, Harefield library, 6pm to 9pm
Tuesday 11, Ruislip Manor, 1pm to 5pm