We want to hear about your care
HAVING read Barbara Fisher’s column (Gazette, April 15), I was very sorry to hear of her family’s recent NHS experience, but pleased to note the excellent care received at Hillingdon Hospital.
Healthwatch Hillingdon is a health and social care watchdog, independent of the NHS and the Council.
One of our roles is to gather the experiences of our residents and those who use Hillingdon’s health and social care services and use the evidence we have gathered to improve services for local people.
We are very keen to hear from residents of their experiences of any care they receive from the NHS or social care, whether that be in hospital, clinic, care home, GP, NHS 111 or similar service and would ask if you would be happy for us to record your experience.
Currently we are preparing to send evidence to the Care Quality Commission (CQC), for the pending inspection of the London Ambulance Service NHS Trust (LAS) on the 1 June.
I would like to request information from residents on their recent experiences of LAS. I look forward to receiving your thoughts.
Asphalt is a petroleum hydrocarbon and gives off carbon monoxide, nitrogen oxides, sulphur, volatile organic compounds, polyaromatic hydrocarbons etc. These can cause lung irritation and nausea etc.
Benzene is also given off, which is a known cancer-causer, that can affect those who work with asphalt and benzene.
I went to Ruislip High Street a couple of weeks ago and it was the same then, and did not seem to have progressed very much, so the work may last for a quite a while.
I appreciate that this work is for the benefit of the area and I’m glad it’s being done, to get rid of potholes and renew the damaged road surface. It will be an improvement.
However, I can’t help being a little concerned about the staff who work in the shops which are just a few
metres away from the asphalting work. It’s good to be aware of possible effects and perhaps simple masks could help a little?