News via ourtottenham on a meeting this week regarding the plans to sell off much of St Ann’s Hospital for housing.
“On 20th June Barnet, Enfield and Haringey Mental Health Trust (BEHMHT) submitted the outline planning application for the St Ann’s Hospital site. This proposes to sell off two thirds of the hospital site for housing.
“BEHMHT claim that the hospital grounds are ‘surplus to requirements’ and ‘unaffordable’ yet they have failed to undertake a healthcare needs assessment … to demonstrate how the so called ‘modern health care campus’, NOT a hospital, will meet our needs now and in the forseeable future.
“This is our hospital, it is NHS land that belongs to us, they cannot be allowed to sell the site without demonstrating how our health will benefit. No Sell Off Without a Health Check!
“Residents and HaNSAH [Haringey Needs St Ann's Hospital] have consistently called for a Walk-In Urgent Care Centre, more GP facilities, a Child Health Centre and expanded Mental Health provision. Are these facilities what you want?
“On Wednesday 16th July at 7pm, Haringey are holding a planning meeting at:
Chestnuts Community Centre, 280 St Ann’s Road, N15 5BN.
This is your opportunity to voice your opposition to the planning application and demand the health services we need. We ask you all to come along and tell the planners NO!
“Check the planning application for details on the local authority website . Look at the “New St Ann’s DAS” pdf documents parts 1-4 which gives a guide to the plans:
or visit St Anns Library, Cissbury Road N15 to see the plans.
“We have made a leaflet that you can download, print off a couple and give them to your neighbours, the more of us that are there the more chance we have of stopping the application. You can download it here:
OUR IDEAS for St Anns
“We recently sent a deputation to Haringey’s Health and Well Being Board, this is the group that brings together health and local authority service planners, you can read what we demanded here:
Sign and share our online petition: http://tinyurl.com/loa6lzg
“See you all next week!
“David and Rod
[picture: Danny Robinson [CC-BY-SA-2.0], via Wikimedia Commons