Joanne McCartney AM celebrates Haringey’s food growing pupils at City Hall

School children from Rokesly Junior School visited City Hall last week to celebrate food growing schools in London. Rokesly Junior School, who were welcomed by Local London Assembly Member, Joanne McCartney AM, took home a prize for the most enterprising product with their pumpkin chutney and marmalade. The Schools Marketplace at City Hall is in its fourth year and enables school children across London to sell produce that they have grown at school. Continue reading “Joanne McCartney AM celebrates Haringey’s food growing pupils at City Hall”

Update on North Middlesex A&E – Response from Mayor

Further to my letter to the Mayor of London following the Care Quality Commission’s report rating the North Middlesex University Hospital’s Accident & Emergency Department, I have received a response which can be read here.

Response from Joanne McCartney AM to the CQC’s “Inadequate” rating for NMUH

Responding to the CQC’s “Inadequate” rating for North Middlesex University Hospital, Local London Assembly Member, Joanne McCartney AM, said:

“Nobody can say they didn’t see this coming. This is the culmination of years of government underfunding, unnecessary restructuring and the resounding impact of the closure at Chase Farm.

“We’ve got a staffing crisis across London’s NHS of which this is by far the worst example. The reports we’ve had from North Middlesex about patients being left on trolleys for hours and plunging waiting times are startling. Unless the government reduces pressure on local health budgets and unless we see better primary care services locally to address pressure on A&E services, this crisis is only going to escalate.

“I’ve raised this with the Mayor and he has agreed to address the issue with the Regional Director for NHS London. I’ll also be sending a copy of this report to the Mayor. It’s shameful the Health Secretary hasn’t stepped up to address this problem.”

Joanne McCartney AM praises support provided at Canaan Kitchen

London Assembly Member Joanne McCartney AM visited Canaan Kitchen in Tottenham this last week to help serve healthy hot meals with volunteers and meet the vulnerable people the Canaan Kitchen supports. Run by the OK Foundation, the Canaan Kitchen provides support to up to 50 vulnerable people each week in Tottenham.
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North Middlesex University Hospital Trust A&Es in ‘Christmas of crisis’ as 837 patients wait longer than 4 hours

New NHS A&E waiting time figures have revealed that 837 A&E patients were left waiting longer than 4 hours in North Middlesex University Hospital Trust A&Es this Christmas. In the week before and week of Christmas 837 patients missed the 4 hour target. That meant that across the two weeks 11% of patients were left waiting longer than 4 hours.
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