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Potter Street residents still fighting over Osler House

Health / Fri 23rd Mar 2018 pm31 06:07pm

Jane Chivrall

THE FIGHT to save Osler House continues. On Thursday, YH went down to Prentice Place to speak to lcoal resident, Jane Chivrall. Jane and other residents have been to a number of meetings as they continue to look for answers and solutions.

It appears that only 900 residents have found new surgeries. By our calculations, another 2,400 need to find a srugery and fast.

Our interview with Jane is below.

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15 Comments for Potter Street residents still fighting over Osler House:

m ingall
2018-03-23 18:21:31

What a terrible situation for the patients of Osler House to find themselves in. This closure is a direct result of the Tory top down reorganisation of the NHS, the accelerated pace of privatisation of services and chronic public sector underfunding. The Tories had a choice between properly funding public services and tax cuts for the very richest and corporations. They chose tax cuts. You can't trust the Tories with the NHS

JerryFromQueens
2018-03-23 18:46:34

When the Large Hadron Collider is finished unravelling the mysteries of the universe, maybe it can tell us why working people vote Tory. This is what you get when you have a government for a select few, this is what happens when those who can afford it don't pay their fare share of tax and this is the ultimate endgame of the Tories: to cut public services to the bone. There is a choice. You can have change, but you have to vote for it.

JerryFromQueens
2018-03-23 18:47:42

*Fair* share of tax. But it could also be fare share.

Maverick
2018-03-23 21:15:57

Maybe Labour would have a bit more credence had they showed more interest in Osler House 20 years ago when the issues were highlighted (Bottom 2% in customer satisfaction surveys and highest spend per capita in England) Funny how we have local elections in May and Labour are looking for issues to detract from the mess they are in having ousted possibly the best local leader they ever had in Jon Clempner.

JerryFromQueens
2018-03-23 21:24:05

Perhaps Maverick should send Goose to comment next time, he'd probably recognise that the party in a so-called "mess" dished out a pasting to the Tories in the Little Parndon and Hare Street by election and that people in glass houses shouldn't throw stones.

MickyB77
2018-03-24 07:43:30

Well quoted M. The deadly duo of m i and J F Queen, with their monotonous droning on, about all things being the fault of the Tories, perhaps, one day will recognise, that the real culprits are the previous labour admin who dumped an almost bankrupt treasury in to the laps of the Tories, when they were deposed. When the REDS take over Churchgate Street ward, now that would be a pasting. More chance of winning the Lottery. TRUST LABOUR at your PERIL.

JerryFromQueens
2018-03-24 09:17:03

I'm not going to take lessons in monotony from someone that ends each and every comment with AT YOUR PERIL. I'm sorry if you think standing up for people that don't have a voice, pointing out the catastrophic failures of the Conservative Party over welfare, the NHS, young people and the homeless is "droning on" but that reveals rather more about you than it does about me. The Tory Party are in hock to an outdated, bankrupt philosophy that punishes the weak and poor to reward the rich. They're out of step with the modern world and real, positive change is coming.

Maverick
2018-03-24 10:49:16

What I find very bizarre is how Labour seem to have very short memories especially when it comes to privatisation of the the NHS. 2003 saw labour introduce Independent Sector Treatment Centres (ISTC) treatment centers run by the private sector for profit. Then in 2009 they introduction more privatisation with the "Any Qualified Provider" scheme (APQ) They also allowed hospitals to adopt Trust Status this allowed them to operate effectively as private businesses. The phrase "People who live in glass houses" comes strongly to mind.

JerryFromQueens
2018-03-24 12:38:27

Yee haw, Jester's dead! Two wrongs don't make a right though do they. It wasn't Labour that tried to strangle the NHS at birth, it wasn't Labour that launched an unnecessary top down reorganisation of the health service after promising not to and it wasn't Labour that cut services pay and facilities for NHS staff and patients. On public services, never trust a Tory.

tenpin
2018-03-24 19:14:54

I would suggest that instead of all this banter between the two main political parties you take a look at the only positive suggestion I have seen as to the way forward, which was posted on yourharlow by The Harlow Alliance Party some days ago ..... an outreach surgery provided at Osler House for Potter Street residents, provided by the practices where residents of Potter Street have signed on.

JerryFromQueens
2018-03-24 20:03:03

Ah the Harlow Alliance Party. The town's very own Judean People's Front/People's Front of Judea #MontyPython

MickyB77
2018-03-25 07:32:27

Very bitchy jfq. It seems that if you can't bully your way through you resort to insults. Typical loser RED.

JerryFromQueens
2018-03-25 08:05:13

Going by that you must think that Month Python's whole career was one big act of bullying. Bit of humour, MICKY, to lighten the mood, AT YOUR PERIL!!!!!!

JerryFromQueens
2018-03-25 08:06:43

Monty Python, obviously. spellchecker is MY PERIL today!!!!!

MickyB77
2018-03-26 13:14:59

Typical, Queenie. Omitting part of the quip, it's TRUST LABOUR at YOUR PERIL. If your quoting, get it right.

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