Category Archives: Local Health Care Provision

Cuts to social work, health visiting and school nurses

Candidates at the Godalming hustings on 28 May 2017 were asked how they would ensure that services in SW Surrey for safeguarding children against abuse could be improved. I said that cuts to social work, health visiting and school nurses … Continue reading

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Jeremy Hunt “actually deliberately misleading people”, says @drmarielouise

Statement by Dr Louise Irvine, following last Sunday’s hustings in Godalming: At the Godalming Hustings on Sunday 26th April 2015, Jeremy Hunt shocked many of those present by claiming that Cobgates residential care home in Farnham was not closing. He … Continue reading

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Today’s #swshustings in Godalming. Mental Health Question: Hunt vs Irvine

This was one of the questions at today’s hustings in Godalming: For many decades the policy of care in the community has not worked for psychotic people, their families and their communities. It appears to be mainly a way of … Continue reading

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Why isn’t Surrey County Council proud of its excellent homes & eager to support them? asks Dr Louise Irvine

Today, the Conservative Cabinet of Surrey County Council will consider recommendations to close its 6 care homes. Surrey residents asked for a public meeting but this has not been offered by Surrey County Council. In Farnham, a public meeting organised … Continue reading

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Save our Services in Surrey Press Release re Surrey Council recommendation to close Surrey Care Homes

Press Release from Save our Services in Surrey CONSULTATION RESPONSES IGNORED AS COUNCIL PREPARES TO CONTINUE WITH CUTS MASS LOBBY OF THE SURREY CABINET MEETING ON 10 MARCH at 2.30PM Despite nearly 4,500 people signing a petition, over 400 written … Continue reading

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Open Letter to Leader of Surrey County Council. Please Support The Campaign To Keep Cobgates in Farnham Open

Open letter to Councillor David Hodge, Leader of Surrey County Council: Please Support The Campaign To Keep Cobgates Open Dear Councillor Hodge, Following the successful public meeting last week (4 Dec) in Farnham attended by over 75 people, including residents … Continue reading

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Dr Louise Irvine’s review of last week’s Cobgates’ public meeting

Last Thursday, there was a public meeting at Brambleton Hall regarding the proposed closure of Cobgates’ care home in Farnham. The meeting was arranged by Save Our Services in Surrey, with a panel of speakers including Alan Clyne (Chair), Dr … Continue reading

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