Surbiton Hospital discussion to be held

Kingston Primary Care Trust will publish a document for debate with stakeholders this month.

A spokesman said, "The paper will look at the range of services and activities which might be put on the redeveloped site, and gives examples of innovative good practice in the delivery of some of these services."

A strategic outline with consultation will be produced by October 2006.

Read more in the Kingston Guardian...

Male nurse faces being struck off for making indecent images of children

A 45 year-old nurse from Surbiton in Surrey will come before the Nursing and Midwifery council to face charges of misconduct.

The Nursing and Midwifery Council's (NMC) Professional Conduct Committee (PCC) will hear evidence and if found guilty (of misconduct), registered adult nurse Paul Jackson Duncan will be struck off the register and stopped from working as a nurses.

The PCC will hear that on July 22 2004, Duncan came before Horseferrys Magistrates Court charged making a total of fifteen indecent images of children under the age of sixteen. Duncan was also charged with possession of a total of 71 indecent images of children. For these offenses Duncan was convicted of these offensives and sentenced to six months imprisonment to run concurrently and required to sign the sex offender's register for a total of seven years.

Hospital closure edges nearer

Despite the massive petition delivered to the House of Commons last month, patients are being relocated next week with staff unsure of their futures.

Most of the Surbiton Hospital patients will be moved to Tolworth Hospital with a few being transferred to Hobkirk House in New Malden. Many nurses are still waiting to be informed of where they will be reposted to and a hospital porter is to be made redundant.

Read more in The Kingston Guardian and This Is Local London...

Comet says 'Save our hospital'

A major campaign is launched by the Surrey Comet to pressure for public consultation.

The local newspaper asserts that the public must be involved in any plans to redevelop the site as the news has 'Horrified local people, many of whom have used the much-loved hospital for generations.'

Their website also has a petition which is available for download.

Visit the Surrey Comet's special campaign web page...

Surbiton hospital may close

Hospital trust Chairman says maintaining the property is costing too much.

A meeting is taking place at the Kingston Primary Care Trust headquarters, Hollyfield Road 2.00pm today.
A decision will be made whether to move patients out, or patch the roof of the 67 year old hospital before the cold weather sets in.

Read more in This is London or download the PCT board meeting agenda (PDF)...

County Court orders travellers to leave

Spokesman says the National Health Trust site must be vacated by Monday July 11.

Read more in the Kingston Guardian...

See also: Travellers challenge NHS over property rights

Mobile operating theatres coming to Surbiton?

A planning proposals has been submitted to build London's first 'Healthport' in The Crescent.

The Healthport concept is a 'a low-cost, fast-build day surgery centre in the community. It is like a highly modernised cottage hospital', which would integrate with mobile theatres reducing waiting times and facility costs.

Read more in the Kingston Guardian...

Dr Wolfson found guilty by General Medical Council

The Surbiton doctor who feared being struck off, has been cautioned after being found guilty of serious medical misconduct by the GMC.

After two years waiting for the hearing, Doctor Martin Wolfson who practices at the Claremont Medical Centre has finally put to rest his fears of being stuck off the medical register.

In 2003 the doctor hit a child while examining her at a clinic in Walton. The doctor admitted hitting her, but said he acted on impulse after the three-year-old child had kicked him in the groin.

The parents of Lahna Fahmi are said to be continuing with their plan to sue, claiming the child was traumatised and suffered a fever due to the doctors action.

Doctor Wolfson to Face General Medical Council

Claremont Medical Centre GP is to face the GMC for misconduct after hitting a child.

Dr. Martin Wolfson is also being sued for compensation by the family of the child who he hit in an incident at a Walton clinic. The three-year-old girl Lahna Fahmi had kicked him in the groin whereupon Wolfson says he acted on reflex to smack her. However, he claims he inadvertently hit her lower back which according the Fahmi family caused a fever and traumatised the toddler.

If successful the Fahmi family could be awarded up to £15,000. If the GMC consider Doctor Wolfson's incident as misconduct it may lead to him being stuck off.

Surbiton teenager suffers 'Sudden Adult Death Syndrome'

Virdict of misadventure for 15 year-old boy after tragic swimming accident.

Matthew Lennon died in London two weeks after being pulled unconscious from Swiss lake. The Holyfield School pupil was holidaying with friends near Lake Constance an inquest heard at Westminster Coroners Court.

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