Haringey Needs St Ann's campaign group to hold protest meeting

Hospital protest meeting

Hospital protest meeting

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A meeting will be held to discuss plans to sell parts of a hospital’s site for housing.

Haringey Needs St Ann’s Hospital, a campaign group for better health services at St Ann’s Hospital, is holding a meeting next Monday at Chestnuts Community Centre on St Ann’s Road at 6.30pm.

The plans will see up to 470 new flats and houses built on land currently occupied by the hospital.

The hospital site is currently owned by Barnet, Enfield and Haringey Mental Health Trust.

The group is campaigning because it claims the sale will mean the trust will fail in its legal duty to account for future residents’ health needs. Campaigners claim the trust has not carried out a proper assessment of the area’s healthcare needs, and are calling on the trust to expand the hospital’s facilities, instead of selling the land for housing.

In a letter to Haringey Council’s planners objecting to the scheme, the group wrote: “The hospital is in an area of Haringey with the highest health inequalities, no new facilities have been considered for the site, no consideration has been given to integrating the services that remain on the site.

A petition calling for a halt to the plans has so far garnered more than 300 signatures on change.org.

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