'Super hospital' to be discussed in High Wycombe

Bucks Free Press: Dr Phillip Lee Dr Phillip Lee

BFP editor Steve Cohen will chair a meeting in High Wycombe on Thursday to discuss radical plans for a regional ‘super hospital’.

GP politician Phillip Lee has already held meetings in Marlow and Maidenhead, where his proposals for a new hospital at Junction 8/9 of the M4 motorway were generally well received.

Bucks hospital chiefs have not been supportive of the plans, however.

The public meeting is at The Hub, which is part of the Union Baptist Church on Easton Street, at 7.30pm.

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3:05pm Tue 22 Jan 13

Darren Hayday says...

Here is a question for him:

What difference would it make in having this new super hospital to the people of Wycombe - when we already have to travel a similar distance to nearby hospitals already since a number of services were taken away from us?
Why can’t we just have our lost services returned to us instead?
Here is a question for him: What difference would it make in having this new super hospital to the people of Wycombe - when we already have to travel a similar distance to nearby hospitals already since a number of services were taken away from us? Why can’t we just have our lost services returned to us instead? Darren Hayday
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4:24pm Tue 22 Jan 13

geoffW says...

Darren Hayday wrote:
Here is a question for him:

What difference would it make in having this new super hospital to the people of Wycombe - when we already have to travel a similar distance to nearby hospitals already since a number of services were taken away from us?
Why can’t we just have our lost services returned to us instead?
That is never going to happen as the "Super Hospital" directly benefits Philip Lee's constituents, which, of course, will boost his popularity amongst the voters come election time.

With the support of another MP, who's constituency also happens to be very close to the new proposed "Super Hospital", the prospect of this going through (no matter what the consequences to those who live further away) is almost a certainty, especially as that other MP happens to be the Home Secretary and senior figure in Tory party. No doubt a few favours will be called in by Ms May.

Watch as Lee and May steamroller this through.
[quote][p][bold]Darren Hayday[/bold] wrote: Here is a question for him: What difference would it make in having this new super hospital to the people of Wycombe - when we already have to travel a similar distance to nearby hospitals already since a number of services were taken away from us? Why can’t we just have our lost services returned to us instead?[/p][/quote]That is never going to happen as the "Super Hospital" directly benefits Philip Lee's constituents, which, of course, will boost his popularity amongst the voters come election time. With the support of another MP, who's constituency also happens to be very close to the new proposed "Super Hospital", the prospect of this going through (no matter what the consequences to those who live further away) is almost a certainty, especially as that other MP happens to be the Home Secretary and senior figure in Tory party. No doubt a few favours will be called in by Ms May. Watch as Lee and May steamroller this through. geoffW
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6:20pm Tue 22 Jan 13

Edgar Brooks says...

So, go to the meeting, and ask him directly.
So, go to the meeting, and ask him directly. Edgar Brooks
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5:30am Wed 23 Jan 13

Honey33 says...

It's not right time to waste money on expensive experiments. Why our current hospital was rundown and services relocated miles away from general public? New hospital is nothing other than a half baked idea to waste money on feasibility tests if any consultant fees and no use to public. Why this doctor politician do something useful, treat sick people instead of making us sick.
It's not right time to waste money on expensive experiments. Why our current hospital was rundown and services relocated miles away from general public? New hospital is nothing other than a half baked idea to waste money on feasibility tests if any consultant fees and no use to public. Why this doctor politician do something useful, treat sick people instead of making us sick. Honey33
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7:47am Wed 23 Jan 13

demoness the second says...

Honey33 wrote:
It's not right time to waste money on expensive experiments. Why our current hospital was rundown and services relocated miles away from general public? New hospital is nothing other than a half baked idea to waste money on feasibility tests if any consultant fees and no use to public. Why this doctor politician do something useful, treat sick people instead of making us sick.
Absolutely - there is no backing from the Department of Health, no long term planning for this - just a half baked idea by someone with his own agenda.
I am surprised Steve Cohen is wasting his time on all this hot air.
There is no money to run the existing services we have - where does he propose the money to fund the building, the staffing, the maintenance and the equipment of this so called superhospital is going to come from.
And as so many others have said... this is not going to benefit the people of Wycombe so why he is even bothering to hold a meeting here?
[quote][p][bold]Honey33[/bold] wrote: It's not right time to waste money on expensive experiments. Why our current hospital was rundown and services relocated miles away from general public? New hospital is nothing other than a half baked idea to waste money on feasibility tests if any consultant fees and no use to public. Why this doctor politician do something useful, treat sick people instead of making us sick.[/p][/quote]Absolutely - there is no backing from the Department of Health, no long term planning for this - just a half baked idea by someone with his own agenda. I am surprised Steve Cohen is wasting his time on all this hot air. There is no money to run the existing services we have - where does he propose the money to fund the building, the staffing, the maintenance and the equipment of this so called superhospital is going to come from. And as so many others have said... this is not going to benefit the people of Wycombe so why he is even bothering to hold a meeting here? demoness the second
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3:34pm Wed 23 Jan 13

bigash says...

Darren Hayday wrote:
Here is a question for him:

What difference would it make in having this new super hospital to the people of Wycombe - when we already have to travel a similar distance to nearby hospitals already since a number of services were taken away from us?
Why can’t we just have our lost services returned to us instead?
Anyone who's been unlucky enough to have required emergency treatment in the last month or so will tell you that this Super Hospital is desperately needed and that everyone in South Bucks and East Berks would benefit.
Wycombe Hospital is now a joke and both Wexham and Stoke Mandeville are failing to cope with the overflow. BFP recently reported on patients waiting to be seen at Stoke Mandeville A&E having to sit on the floor because there was no space!
[quote][p][bold]Darren Hayday[/bold] wrote: Here is a question for him: What difference would it make in having this new super hospital to the people of Wycombe - when we already have to travel a similar distance to nearby hospitals already since a number of services were taken away from us? Why can’t we just have our lost services returned to us instead?[/p][/quote]Anyone who's been unlucky enough to have required emergency treatment in the last month or so will tell you that this Super Hospital is desperately needed and that everyone in South Bucks and East Berks would benefit. Wycombe Hospital is now a joke and both Wexham and Stoke Mandeville are failing to cope with the overflow. BFP recently reported on patients waiting to be seen at Stoke Mandeville A&E having to sit on the floor because there was no space! bigash
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10:30pm Sat 26 Jan 13

Honey33 says...

This honourable GP politician, he is not even a government minister and yet he thinks very highly of himself. In his GP role, patients were probably fed up and had enough of him so he became a politician. Why doesn’t he just disappear and serve his followers in his own constituency. NHS is in enough mess already and we don’t need people like Phillip Lee who is just after cheap publicity and personal gain.
This honourable GP politician, he is not even a government minister and yet he thinks very highly of himself. In his GP role, patients were probably fed up and had enough of him so he became a politician. Why doesn’t he just disappear and serve his followers in his own constituency. NHS is in enough mess already and we don’t need people like Phillip Lee who is just after cheap publicity and personal gain. Honey33
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