Local News

Hospital Petition Goes to Number 10

James Brokenshire has joined fellow MP David Evennett and the editor of the News Shopper Richard Firth in taking the Queen Mary's Hospital campaign to Downing Street. The group handed in a 2,500 name petition in support of the latest part of the campaign to save services at the Sidcup hospital.

Macmillan Cancer Care's Sidcup Roots

Douglas Macmillan's link to Sidcup has been commemorated by Bexley Civic Society with the unveiling of a new plaque at the house where he lived in Knoll Road.  The founder of Macmillan Cancer Care lived in Sidcup for over 40 years during which time the foundations of the charity were developed.

Independent Review Needed on Hospital Plans

James Brokenshire has called for an independent re-examination of the controversial 'A Picture of Health' plans for local hospitals after a review commissioned by local health mangers endorsed the proposals.

Questions over future of Bexley Sorting Office

James Brokenshire has called on Royal Mail to consult the public over potential changes to local delivery operations which may result in the sorting office in Bexley Village being shut. The MP has expressed concerns that any closure of the sorting office should not make picking up undelivered items of post or parcels significantly more difficult.

World Mental Health Day

James Brokenshire has given his support to local efforts to raise awareness of mental health issues as part of World Mental Health Day on 10 October. The MP spoke to health professionals and support workers at a special stall on the Broadway in Bexleyheath about community services to support local mental health needs in Bexley.

Defer QMH Decision

James Brokenshire has called on local hospital chiefs to defer any decision on the ‘temporary' closures of A&E and maternity services at Queen Mary's Sidcup until an independent safety audit has reported.

World's Biggest Coffee Morning

James Brokenshire has given his backing to Macmillan Cancer Support's annual fundraising event - 'The World's Biggest Coffee Morning'.  The MP attended local events at the Macmillan Cancer Centre at Queen Mary's Hospital, Sidcup and at Baltimore Place, East Wickham.

Cleeve Park School Awards Ceremony

James attended the Cleeve Park School Awards ceremony and gave out certificates and achievement awards to mark the success of pupils over the last year.

Statement on Queen Mary's Hospital Sidcup

James Brokenshire has issued the following statement in response to today's announcement by the South London Healthcare (NHS) Trust that accident & emergency and maternity services at Queen Mary's Hospital will be closed before Christmas on a ‘temporary' basis for clinical safety reasons.