North Middlesex Hospital's accident and emergency under 'considerable pressure' this winter says Edmonton MP Andy Love

Edmonton MP Andy Love says he is concerned about the winter pressures on accident and emergency services at the only hospital in the borough.

North Middlesex University hospital in Sterling Way, Edmonton, is now the only casualty unit in Enfield after Chase Farm Hospital A&E was closed this week.

Statistics revealed that 3,224 people passed through North Mid’s A&E services – 175 people more than the previous week.

Mr Love said: “Staff at the North Mid should be praised highly for doing a hard job in very difficult circumstances.  We’re lucky that the hospital’s facilities have recently expanded, but the reorganisation of the NHS has still left it with considerable pressures and, now we’re heading into winter, our A&E is likely to be stretched further.

“We are yet to learn what knock-on effect the closure of Chase Farm’s A&E department will have on the North Mid in the long term but this week’s figures indicate that the numbers of patients passing through its emergency department have increased and there are problems with queuing ambulances.

“It was reassuring to chat with staff at the hospital and see that they are coping well at present.  But it’s inevitable that, as winter hits, and those who would have previously gone to Chase Farm transfer over to North Mid, pressures will increase.

“This government needs to accept responsibility and develop an urgent plan to relieve the pressure.”

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1:48pm Sat 14 Dec 13

dons24pelliparclose says...

A & E Attendences statistics can be obtained from the web site www.england.nhs.uk and click on "statistics". Attendances were recorded as 3066 for 17th Nov;
3049 for 24th Nov
3224 for 1st Dec
3256 for 8th Dec
From the "Winter pressures" reports there were peaks of 15 ambulances waiting more than 30 minutes on 10th Dec and 11 ambulances on 2nd December. Be aware that not all NMUH's new medical beds will be available until second week of January 2014 when the work on the Tower Block will be completed
A & E Attendences statistics can be obtained from the web site www.england.nhs.uk and click on "statistics". Attendances were recorded as 3066 for 17th Nov; 3049 for 24th Nov 3224 for 1st Dec 3256 for 8th Dec From the "Winter pressures" reports there were peaks of 15 ambulances waiting more than 30 minutes on 10th Dec and 11 ambulances on 2nd December. Be aware that not all NMUH's new medical beds will be available until second week of January 2014 when the work on the Tower Block will be completed dons24pelliparclose

6:42am Mon 16 Dec 13

Seton During says...

About 50% of persons who demand medical attention at A&E do not need urgent/emergency medical attention.
The system is being abused and misused.
We should start considering £CHARGES for all medical attention - excluding Under-18s, and, Over-70s.
About 50% of persons who demand medical attention at A&E do not need urgent/emergency medical attention. The system is being abused and misused. We should start considering £CHARGES for all medical attention - excluding Under-18s, and, Over-70s. Seton During

12:22pm Mon 16 Dec 13

long67 says...

If you have not paid into the system then you should not get any treatment, unless you agree to pay for it we have too many spongers of our health service.
If you have not paid into the system then you should not get any treatment, unless you agree to pay for it we have too many spongers of our health service. long67

11:30am Sat 21 Dec 13

dons24pelliparclose says...

dons24pelliparclose wrote:
A & E Attendences statistics can be obtained from the web site www.england.nhs.uk and click on "statistics". Attendances were recorded as 3066 for 17th Nov;
3049 for 24th Nov
3224 for 1st Dec
3256 for 8th Dec
From the "Winter pressures" reports there were peaks of 15 ambulances waiting more than 30 minutes on 10th Dec and 11 ambulances on 2nd December. Be aware that not all NMUH's new medical beds will be available until second week of January 2014 when the work on the Tower Block will be completed
Since Andy Love expressed concern about ambulance queues at NMUH,
on 16th December , 25 ambulances waited more than 30 minutes
on 17th December , 23 ambulances waited more than 30 minutes
on 18th December, 16 ambulances waited more than 30 minutes.

Whereas for BCF in the same three days only 4 ambulances waited more than 30 minutes. So one is tempted to ask if the London Ambulance Service making the best use of its resources! At the NMUH Board Meeting on 30th January 2014 more information may be available
[quote][p][bold]dons24pelliparclose[/bold] wrote: A & E Attendences statistics can be obtained from the web site www.england.nhs.uk and click on "statistics". Attendances were recorded as 3066 for 17th Nov; 3049 for 24th Nov 3224 for 1st Dec 3256 for 8th Dec From the "Winter pressures" reports there were peaks of 15 ambulances waiting more than 30 minutes on 10th Dec and 11 ambulances on 2nd December. Be aware that not all NMUH's new medical beds will be available until second week of January 2014 when the work on the Tower Block will be completed[/p][/quote]Since Andy Love expressed concern about ambulance queues at NMUH, on 16th December , 25 ambulances waited more than 30 minutes on 17th December , 23 ambulances waited more than 30 minutes on 18th December, 16 ambulances waited more than 30 minutes. Whereas for BCF in the same three days only 4 ambulances waited more than 30 minutes. So one is tempted to ask if the London Ambulance Service making the best use of its resources! At the NMUH Board Meeting on 30th January 2014 more information may be available dons24pelliparclose

1:23pm Sat 21 Dec 13

long67 says...

dons24pelliparclose wrote:
dons24pelliparclose wrote:
A & E Attendences statistics can be obtained from the web site www.england.nhs.uk and click on "statistics". Attendances were recorded as 3066 for 17th Nov;
3049 for 24th Nov
3224 for 1st Dec
3256 for 8th Dec
From the "Winter pressures" reports there were peaks of 15 ambulances waiting more than 30 minutes on 10th Dec and 11 ambulances on 2nd December. Be aware that not all NMUH's new medical beds will be available until second week of January 2014 when the work on the Tower Block will be completed
Since Andy Love expressed concern about ambulance queues at NMUH,
on 16th December , 25 ambulances waited more than 30 minutes
on 17th December , 23 ambulances waited more than 30 minutes
on 18th December, 16 ambulances waited more than 30 minutes.

Whereas for BCF in the same three days only 4 ambulances waited more than 30 minutes. So one is tempted to ask if the London Ambulance Service making the best use of its resources! At the NMUH Board Meeting on 30th January 2014 more information may be available
I wonder what would happen if our Politicians had to endure waiting in an Ambulance for 30 minutes or queuing up for 4 hours in A & E. Now please remind me which Government shut down Highlands Hospital and Massacred the Services at Chase Farm. They all keep talking about what they are doing but no matter who`s in Power the system is getting worse . The population is growing but our Hospitals are being Closed down.
[quote][p][bold]dons24pelliparclose[/bold] wrote: [quote][p][bold]dons24pelliparclose[/bold] wrote: A & E Attendences statistics can be obtained from the web site www.england.nhs.uk and click on "statistics". Attendances were recorded as 3066 for 17th Nov; 3049 for 24th Nov 3224 for 1st Dec 3256 for 8th Dec From the "Winter pressures" reports there were peaks of 15 ambulances waiting more than 30 minutes on 10th Dec and 11 ambulances on 2nd December. Be aware that not all NMUH's new medical beds will be available until second week of January 2014 when the work on the Tower Block will be completed[/p][/quote]Since Andy Love expressed concern about ambulance queues at NMUH, on 16th December , 25 ambulances waited more than 30 minutes on 17th December , 23 ambulances waited more than 30 minutes on 18th December, 16 ambulances waited more than 30 minutes. Whereas for BCF in the same three days only 4 ambulances waited more than 30 minutes. So one is tempted to ask if the London Ambulance Service making the best use of its resources! At the NMUH Board Meeting on 30th January 2014 more information may be available[/p][/quote]I wonder what would happen if our Politicians had to endure waiting in an Ambulance for 30 minutes or queuing up for 4 hours in A & E. Now please remind me which Government shut down Highlands Hospital and Massacred the Services at Chase Farm. They all keep talking about what they are doing but no matter who`s in Power the system is getting worse . The population is growing but our Hospitals are being Closed down. long67

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