Two towns​ with the same aim in Waverley? But Cranleigh says “NO” to a private Care Home.

In and around Haslemere the broken limbs sprains strains and minor wounds rock up to Haslemere Hospital’s Minor Injuries Unit. All you have to do is ring ahead to let them know you are coming.

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However, if you have the above in the town of Cranleigh or the surrounding villages – you have to get in the car, the bus or bike 12 miles to the Royal Surrey County Hospital in Guildford. Where you might spend half-an-hour, on a good day, finding a car parking space?

Haslemere Town Councillor Terry Weldon says that the Minor Injuries Unit in Haslemere is a great resource – but says it could be under threat if it cannot be upgraded to an Urgent Care Centre. He says the townsfolk must not allow it to close, so they must attend a meeting at Hasleway, in Haslemere on September 16th.

Meanwhile back in the eastern villages – Cranleigh people are signing a petition to stop a 60-bed Private Care Home and 20 community beds being built, favouring the opening of a Minor Injuries Unit like Haslemere’s in the old cottage hospital’s Day Hospital. A facility they claim will be of much greater benefit to the many thousands of new homeowners descending on the eastern area in their droves.

The Petition that will go before Waverley Planners in September in a bid to stop the development on former parish owned land.

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2,094 people have already signed the Cranleigh Petition.Screen Shot 2019-08-13 at 08.23.26.png

You can sign on this link below:

https://www.change.org/p/andy-webb-re-open-cranleigh-hospital-minor-injury-clinic-and-say-no-to-a-private-care-home?recruiter=927243236&utm_source=share_petition&utm_medium=facebook&utm_campaign=share_petition&utm_term=share_petition&recruited_by_id=99b5d280-127e-11e9-8eb2-f73db36d78fa&utm_content=starter_fb_share_content_en-gb%3Av6

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Paper petitions too are available in numerous local shops and business premises and the Cranleigh Community Group has asked us to thank the huge number of local shops and businesses who have agreed to help the campaign. Also to Stonescapes of Cranleigh who have sponsored the car stickers soon to appear on car windscreens and C & A Tickner Printers who is sponsoring the stationary.

Any proceeds from the sale of car stickers or any donations from the campaign will go to The League of Friends of Cranleigh’s (old) Village Hospital. Which the organisers sdsy must not be confused with Cranleigh Village Hospital Trust, which has constantly used the word ‘HOSPITAL’ in its publicity for the new private CARE HOME.

Is a bad deal better than no deal – for the residents of the eastern villages?

 

4 thoughts on “Two towns​ with the same aim in Waverley? But Cranleigh says “NO” to a private Care Home.

  1. I am a disgusted donor, who believes this whole miserable saga needs thorough investigation. Why is the charity silent? The planning authority should turn this application down flat. Where is the community benefit we were promised?

  2. We have heard privately from other donors, who are equally concerned and baffled. Some seem hesitant to provide their e-mail address on the public comment details. However, we can assure everyone – only WW can see the address, nobody else.

    Perhaps the charity refers to ‘community benefit’ as the whole of Waverley or Surrey? But if that is the case, then say so. If not then explain what the community benefit is? Perhaps it is the Community Infrastructure Levy that will be gained for the community from the 26-bedsits in the hostel? A consierable amount of money for infrastructure perhaps?

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