Improving Health & Care Facilities

We must stop social care cuts and fight for local health services.

WHAT WE'VE DONE

  • Persuaded Council to adopt our proposal to guarantee London Living Wage to all care workers in Merton.
  • Tried to get the administration to address why Merton has one of the worst MMR vaccination rates in the UK – but Labour and the Conservatives refused to support our plan.
  • Correctly predicted Merton’s low Covid vaccination rates, following Council’s failure to learn lessons from the borough’s MMR experience.
  • Sought to persuade the Labour administration to engage constructively with NHS in managing change at St Helier hospital.

WHAT WE'LL DO

  • Seek to open “walk-in” doctors’ surgeries in Merton to improve accessibility.
  • Use the disused Wilson’s Health Centre site to improve health provision across the borough.
  • Prioritise the issue of low vaccination rates amongst children and adults across Merton.
  • Fight to properly fund the NHS & Social Care provision – but not via a regressive NI tax increase.
  • Ensure the Council seeks to mitigate issues arising from the decision to remove certain services from St Helier hospital.
  • Work with Merton’s professional and amateur sports clubs to improve local sporting, outdoor gym & children’s play facilities.