Come and quiz health bosses about plans to close hydrotherapy pool at Charing Cross

Local health bosses want to close the hydrotherapy pool at Charing Cross Hospital. Residents are invited to ask questions and give their opinion at a town hall meeting at 7pm on 24 April.

The pool and supporting hydrotherapy service have helped many patients recover from injuries and medical conditions which require certain types of physiotherapy.

But Imperial College Healthcare NHS Trust, which runs Charing Cross Hospital, says the pool is in poor condition and too expensive. They want to replace it with ‘land-based therapies’ and will take a decision in May.

Local people can question the hospital at H&F Council's Health, Inclusion and Social Care Policy and Accountability Committee on Wednesday 24 April from 7pm at Hammersmith Town Hall in King Street W6.

Cllr Lucy Richardson, who chairs the committee, said: “Local health services have to save £30 million a year and closing the pool will save Charing Cross Hospital money. But what impact will this have on local people’s health? How good will the other therapy offered be?

“If you’ve ever benefited from the hydrotherapy pool or want to learn more and get your voice heard, please come along on 24 April.”

You can email Imperial directly with your views at Imperial.Therapieshydrotherapy@NHS.Net.

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