GPs forced to come up with action plan

GPs forced to come up with action plan

The Gillies and Overbridge Medical Partnership, Brighton Hill, which is run by the Acorn Health Partnership following the merger of three GP surgeries, has been inspected by the Quality Care Commission who have  issued it with a ‘requires improvement’ rating. During the visit, inspectors found the patient safety was being put at risk.

At the time of the merger residents were unhappy and immediately noticed problems getting appointments and confusion over which surgeries to attend. A year on and the situation is even worse. when we are out and about in the ward and in our Councillor Surgeries you tell us that waiting for 5 week for an appointment and even three weeks for a telephone appointment is the norm.

Try to get through on the phone is usually described as a “nightmare”

Your Labour Councillors are working hard to put the Care Commissioning Group under pressure to improve the performance of GP’s in Basingstoke. At the moment they don’t even monitor waiting times for appointments or getting through on the phone.

There is now a special task group looking at the situation to see what might be done. You can see Councillor Kim Taylor’s speech in the Council Chamber here https://brightonhill.online/bhtv/

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Cllr Kim Taylor

Cllr Kim Taylor

Brighton Hill Labour Councillor

This winter we reported the mayhem over the flu jab. Patients were waiting in queues even the frail , elderly and disabled only to be turned away due to lack of supplies. We asked why are you texting people to come for a flue jab if you dont have the stock?

Travellers have left

Travellers have left

Travellers have gone but improved defences are needed.

Basingstoke Council is a very wealthy Council but makes unfair decisions when it comes to spending money. This Tory administration thinks nothing of giving massive handouts to big businesses that don’t need it but cuts back on services and work that would benefit residents. Millions are given to American property companies to build hotels or to subsidise offices and the Council intends to spend £35 on buying commercial property to rent. But in Brighton Hill we have to fight for everything. We had to fight for our buses and Labour are still fighting for more defences to stop illegal traveller encampments.

Travellers Return

Travellers Return

Travellers return

There is a new illegal encampment of travellers in Gershwin Road arrived today

 I have been to the site and reported it in. The Council officers are taking the relevant emergency action, and I will do my best to keep everyone updated.

One good thing though, the new defences put in place as a result of your Labour Councillors actions has prevented them accessing the park. Setting up by the side of the road is not so comfortable for them and the Police should be more inclined to move them on.

 

Cllr Kim Taylor

Cllr Kim Taylor

Brighton Hill Labour Councillor

Sullivan Road Crossing

Sullivan Road Crossing

Road Safety Concerns

Many residents have told us how concerned they are about road safety on Sullivan Road near the Brighton Hill medical centre and shops.

The road is very busy with fast traffic and the sight lines are poor with stationary buses and a blind corner.

There are high numbers of vulnerable people crossing the road to access medical facilities, children and young people cross to access two local schools and there is significant footfall to local shops.

When buses are stationary cars cannot see pedestrians crossing. Many of you have told us about “near miss” accidents you have seen.

As your local Labour Councillors we believe it’s time to take action now before there is a fatal accident. Please help us campaign on this issue by signing our petition below.

Do not wait until a child is injured or worse before helping our fight to improve road safety here.

We would also like to see a reassessment of the need for a school crossing patrol for Chalk Ridge School.

The school lost its lollipop man a while ago and has not been replaced by the Hampshire County Council to save money. Hampshire is following the national trend of school patrols  – over 25% have been lost nationwide already.

We understand the need to save money, but saving children’s lives comes first. Lets have a proper crossing near the school.

Number 12 Bus – We won

Number 12 Bus – We won

Brighton Hill keeps number 12 bus – another Labour success

In October 2018 your Brighton Hill Councillors presented a petition signed by over 800 Brighton Hill residents to the Hampshire County Council protesting the planned axing of the Brighton Hill Number 12 bus service.

After receiving the petition, the County Council confirmed in writing on 21st November they would keep the Brighton Hill elements of the Number 12 bus service.

We did this because you told us how important the bus was to get to the shops and work.

Decision letter from Hampshire County Council

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Labour fights to save our buses – Torys vote against

Labour will keep on fighting for improved public transport in Basingstoke. Labour Councillors recently proposed a motion at Council to challenge Hampshire County Council over Stagecoaches’ performance and to bring control of the service back to Basingstoke.

You can see the motion, and which Tory Councillors voted against it at www.brightonhill.online/BHTV 

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