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Local families who have battled against the closure of Ealing Maternity Services were given fresh hope that there could be a rethink this Christmas. Campaigners had cause to celebrate when a new report from the Independent Healthcare Commission recommended that the decision to close the maternity unit should be reversed with immediate effect. Whilst decision makers have thus far resisted the call to reconsider the closure, it’s clear that the report has shown locals that the battle is not yet over.

We need a rethink on maternity services

Local families who have battled against the closure of Ealing Maternity Services were given fresh hope that there could be a rethink this Christmas. Campaigners had cause to celebrate when... Read more

Under questioning by the London Assembly Police and Crime Committee the Met Police Commissioner, Sir Bernard Hogan-Howe, confirmed that plans to scrap all of the capital’s Police Community Support Officers (PCSOs), had been dropped and that the 649 PCSOs posts attached to neighbourhood teams would be “guaranteed" with no PCSOs facing redundancy.

Met bows to pressure and abandons plans to axe all of Ealing’s PCSOs

Under questioning by the London Assembly Police and Crime Committee the Met Police Commissioner, Sir Bernard Hogan-Howe, confirmed that plans to scrap all of the capital’s Police Community Support Officers... Read more

London Assembly Member for Hillingdon, Dr Onkar Sahota AM, visited the Lakeside Energy from Waste plant in Slough earlier this month after it emerged that proposals to expand Heathrow could force the plant to move out of the area.

Dr Onkar Sahota AM visits waste plant threatened by Heathrow expansion

London Assembly Member for Hillingdon, Dr Onkar Sahota AM, visited the Lakeside Energy from Waste plant in Slough earlier this month after it emerged that proposals to expand Heathrow could... Read more

Commenting on GPs in North West London being urged by nearby Hospitals not to refer patients to struggling A&E departments, Labour’s London Assembly Health Spokesperson Dr Onkar Sahota said:

GPs urged not to refer patients to struggling A&Es in West London

Commenting on GPs in North West London being urged by nearby Hospitals not to refer patients to struggling A&E departments, Labour’s London Assembly Health Spokesperson Dr Onkar Sahota said: Read more

North West London A&Es handling the most serious emergency cases have missed waiting time targets every month since the closure of Hammersmith and Central Middlesex Hospitals’ A&E departments a year ago new analysis has revealed. NHS data uncovered by Labour London Assembly Member Dr Onkar Sahota shows that hospital A&E departments in Imperial, North West London, Hillingdon and West Middlesex Hospital Trusts have not once managed to see 95% of their A&E patients within 4 hours since the closure of Hammersmith and Central Middlesex A&Es in September 2014. The analysis comes after the Independent Healthcare Commission, led by Michael Mansfield QC, last week recommended halting further A&E closures in North West London.

West London faces ‘devastating’ A&E winter crisis after closures result in a year of missed waiting time targets

North West London A&Es handling the most serious emergency cases have missed waiting time targets every month since the closure of Hammersmith and Central Middlesex Hospitals’ A&E departments a year... Read more

New data from the London Fire Brigade has revealed that in the first full year after Boris Johnson forced the closure of 10 London fire stations, including withdrawing one engine from Ealing, fire engine response times increased in two thirds of London’s wards. In Ealing 14 wards have seen an increase in response times. The analysis from Onkar Sahota AM, comes as the London Fire Brigade prepares to launch a consultation on proposals to meet £6.4m of cuts demanded by the Mayor. Amongst the proposals are plans to permanently cut 13 further fire engines, but Dr Sahota said “Londoners should be aware that there is an alternative that won’t see their fire engines cut, and that will prioritise their safety.”

Fire engines taking longer to reach life threatening incidents in Ealing since Boris’ station closures

New data from the London Fire Brigade has revealed that in the first full year after Boris Johnson forced the closure of 10 London fire stations, including withdrawing one engine... Read more

  • If rents continue to rise at current rate the average 2-bed home rent in the capital will reach £2,007 per month in January 2020
  • Londoners would need to earn nearly £120,000 a year to affordably rent a 2-bed home by 2020

Average London rents to hit £2,000 a month by the start of the next decade

If rents continue to rise at current rate the average 2-bed home rent in the capital will reach £2,007 per month in January 2020 Londoners would need to earn nearly... Read more

Responding to the recommendation by Michael Mansfield QC that further closures to A&E services in North West London must be halted, Labour London Assembly Health Spokesperson Dr Onkar Sahota AM, said:

Recommendation to halt A&E closures in North West London "welcome but shouldn't come as a surprise to government"

Responding to the recommendation by Michael Mansfield QC that further closures to A&E services in North West London must be halted, Labour London Assembly Health Spokesperson Dr Onkar Sahota AM,... Read more

New analysis of NHS data has revealed that ambulance services have failed to meet monthly target response times in Ealing since March 2014. The analysis, by Local London Assembly Member Onkar Sahota AM, comes after the Care Quality Commission (CQC) recommended last week that the London Ambulance Service (LAS) be placed into special measures. Mr Sahota said the crisis facing the ambulance service is the culmination of “years of underfunding and understaffing”.

Ambulances taking longer to reach incidents in Ealing as government cuts bite

New analysis of NHS data has revealed that ambulance services have failed to meet monthly target response times in Ealing since March 2014. The analysis, by Local London Assembly Member... Read more

The Mayor of London has been urged to back down on plans to permanently remove 13 fire engines from service in the capital. Local London Assembly Member Onkar Sahota AM wrote to the Mayor after it emerged the proposals included removing a fire engine from Ealing fire station. The letter, which comes ahead of this week’s meeting of the London Fire and Emergency Planning Authority (LFEPA), warns Boris Johnson that his proposed cuts risk having “dire consequences for Londoners” and asks the Mayor to consider alternative proposals which do not threaten frontline services.

Boris urged to back down on fire cuts which could see Ealing fire engine axed

The Mayor of London has been urged to back down on plans to permanently remove 13 fire engines from service in the capital. Local London Assembly Member Onkar Sahota AM... Read more

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