North Middlesex University Hospital to take on more patients following closure of Chase Farm's A&E and maternity units

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North Middlesex University Hospital will take on more patients after a court upheld a decision to close Chase Farm’s emergency and maternity units.

Yesterday, a judge at the Royal Courts of Justice dismissed a legal challenge launched by Enfield Borough Council to save services at Chase Farm.

This means that from December 9, North Middlesex Hospital, in Edmonton, will start receiving ambulance patients who would previously have been taken to Chase Farm Hospital.

It will also start admitting expectant mothers to its new maternity unit from November 20.

Julie Lowe, the hospital’s chief executive, welcomed the court's decision.

She said: “I’m delighted that there is now certainty about the future of local health services.

“And that North Middlesex University Hospital can now play our part in providing better, safer care for local people in Enfield and Haringey.”

The closure of Chase Farm Hospital’s accident and emergency and maternity units is part of the Barnet, Enfield and Haringey Clinical Strategy.

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1:24pm Wed 13 Nov 13

long67 says...

Well now who do we Vote for in the next election, It does not seem to matter who you vote for they all want to close our Hospitals down so that the land can be sold off for other things. up market housing as in Friern barnet hospital , highlands
Well now who do we Vote for in the next election, It does not seem to matter who you vote for they all want to close our Hospitals down so that the land can be sold off for other things. up market housing as in Friern barnet hospital , highlands long67
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5:13pm Wed 13 Nov 13

educated says...

Well I know A&E at Barnet has not expanded and they are often full ... so how are they going to cope with the extra patients? Maybe this new two-tier A&E service ??? (are you really ill?!)
Well I know A&E at Barnet has not expanded and they are often full ... so how are they going to cope with the extra patients? Maybe this new two-tier A&E service ??? (are you really ill?!) educated
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