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March 2016

Demoralised doctors walk out of Whittington and Royal Free, Ham & High, 9 March

January 2016

Whittington chiefs reveal controversial health centres sell-off plan to fund hospital revamp, Islington Tribune, 26 January

Strike: ‘This is a systematic attack on us’ – First doctors’ walkout for 40 years, Ham & High, 14 January

December 2015

Jeremy Corbyn visits Whittington hospital and warns of NHS crisis, Ham & High, 23 December

June 2015

Whittington hospital chief won’t rule out sell off in face of £16m cuts, Ham & High, 15 June

Financial turmoil at Whittington as hospital tackles worst-ever deficit, Camden New Journal, 4 June

May 2015

Rally by anti-cuts protesters in Islington, Islington Tribune, 29 May

March 2015

Group that played central role in preventing Whittington A&E closure release ‘manifesto’, Islington Tribune, 20 March

February 2015

Obsessing over Whittington beds ‘unhelpful‘, Ham & High, 13 February

January 2015

Health Secretary Jeremy Hunt abandons visit to Whittington Hospital amid protest plans, Camden New Journal, 13 January

Row over NHS ‘crisis’ as Royal Free and Whittington A&Es miss targets, Ham & High, 8 January

November 2014

Cash-strapped Whittington hospital discusses closing down ‘ISIS’ ward, Camden New Journal, 26 November

Hospital strike action continues in pay battle, Islington Tribune, 24 November

Whittington hospital boss to get salary worth eight nurses, Ham & High, 7 November

October 2014

Radiographers at Royal Free and Whittington hospitals strike for the first time since 1980s, Ham & High, 20 October

North London NHS staff join demand for one per cent pay rise, Camden New Journal, 17 October

On strike to protest against low pay, Whittington hospital workers are joined on picket line by Green councillor, Islington Tribune, 17 October

Whittington Hospital abandons its bid to become a foundation trust, Islington Tribune, 17 October

Nurses and midwives at the Royal Free and Whittington strike over pay, Ham & High, 13 October

June 2014

Fresh fears over Whittington hospital accident & emergency review, Camden New Journal, 4 June

May 2014

Hospital offers birthday treat to staff: Croissant breakfasts with the chairman, Camden New Journal, 27 May

NHS campaigners condemn Whittington boss for ‘cover up’ over payroll link to MEP wife, Ham & High, 15 May

Whittington hospital boss on payroll of MEP wife denies ‘cover up’ over undisclosed work, Ham & High, 14 May

April 2014

Coalition government has been bad for Whittington hospital and the NHS, Camden New Journal, 24 April

Whittington chief executive should resign, Camden New Journal, 17 April

Lack of Whittington beds leads to 12-hour waits – watchdog report highlights risk issues at hospital, Islington Tribune, 11 April

Whittington hospital medical director follows chief executive out exit door, Camden New Journal, 8 April

 Whittington hospital medical director steps down, Ham & High, 8 April

March 2014

London NHS services ‘unravelling’, new report says, BBC News, 21 March

Trouble at the top? Why did chief executive quit Whittington’s top job so suddenly? Islington Tribune, 21 March

Shock departure of Whittington chief exec leads to concerns over hospital’s future, Ham & High, 19 March

Dr Yi Mien Koh, Whittington hospital’s chief executive, quits top job in ‘bolt from the blue’ announcement, Camden New Journal, 18 March

Hospital ‘no longer viable’, says Whittington boss – but NHS campaigners say Highgate’s district general is ‘stumbling into oblivion’, Islington Tribune, 7 March

February 2014

Why so defensive, Mr Hitchins?, Islington Tribune, 28 February

Defend Whittington Coalition says new additions to hospital board are ‘worrying’, Islington Tribune, 28 February

Does hospital chief care?, Islington Tribune, 21 February

Threat to Whittington jobs as hospital chiefs are told they must save an extra £40m, Islington Tribune, 7 February

January 2014

Cuts protesters occupy Whittington hospital boardroom on new chairman’s first day, Camden New Journal, 9 January

Whittington hospital’s new chief hits back at his critics before protest, Islington Gazette, 9 January

Protestors storm first Whittington hospital meeting headed by controversial new chairman, Ham & High, 8 January

December 2013

Ex-council leader named as Whittington Health chair, Islington Gazette, 9 December

November 2013

Whittington chief exec criticised for “comparing elderly patients in hospital to constipation”, Camden New Journal, 20 November

Tributes for tireless campaigner and DWHC supporter Hetty Bower on her death aged 108, Ham & High, 18 November

October 2013

Whittington hospital secretaries: “Our jobs threat hell”, Camden New Journal, 3 October

September 2013

Whittington cuts 100 jobs but hires more bosses, Camden New Journal, 19 September

August 2013

Whittington appoints executive embroiled in Australian patients scandal, Islington Tribune, 30 August

Whittington hospital chairman Joe Liddane quits role to care for his elderly parents, Camden New Journal, 24 August

July 2013

Cancer treatment in “virtual hospital” – Whittington scraps site sale, but reveals radical proposals to move treament to patients’ homes, Camden New Journal, 18 July

The big climbdown over Whittington hospital sell-off – a victory for people power, Islington Tribune, 12 July

Whittington beds and sell-off plan axed as figures emerge showing hundreds of patients are discharged in the middle of the night, Islington Gazette, 11 July

Campaigners claim victory after U-turn on Whittington hospital sell-off but say battle is not yet won, Ham & High, 10 July

Board confirm no bed closures or significant staff cuts, Camden New Journal, 9 July

U-turn over Whittington hospital sell-off as new proposals for future announced, Ham & High, 9 July

Whittington plans revised, ITV News London, 9 July

Whittington hospital downsizing plans dropped, BBC News London, 3 July

Whittington hospital announces “complete re-think” of controversial sell-off plans, Ham & High, 3 July

Whittington hospital sell-off plans ripped up as board order “complete rethink”, Camden New Journal, 2 July

June 2013

Health minister says hospital workforce will now NOT be significantly cut, Islington Tribune, 30 June

Is U-turn on the way over big Whittington hospital sell-off? Islington Tribune, 28 June

Health bosses hint at major changes to Whittington hospital sell-off plans, Ham & High, 27 June

We should know who’s paying for the Whittington’s outside experts, Islington Tribune, 14 June

Campaigners boycott talks with board over hospital sell-off, Islington Gazette, 4 June

May 2013

Hospital ‘redrafts’ sell-off plan, Islington Tribune, 17 May

Campaigners join city-wide demonstration against NHS cuts, Ham & High, 16 May

April 2013

Hospital’s chief operating officer resigns on day of abandoned meeting, Ham & High, 26 April

Board abandons public session as protesters chant ‘resign‘, Islington Tribune, 25 April

Protesters in cat masks gather to save hospital, Ham & High, 25 April

March 2013

Documents reveal Whittington buildings have been eyed up for housing for years, Islington Tribine, 29 March

Whittington campaigners plan day of action over cuts, Camden New Journal, 26 March

Cash strapped Whittington to give diagnoses over Skype, Metro, 21 March

Whittington Hospital cuts: protesters march, BBC News, 16 March

London hospitals under threat, Guardian letters, 14 March

Thousands to march to save hospital – our official press release

Whittington paying £400k a year to rent building that was sold to off-shore company, Islington Tribune, 8 March

Homeland’s Damian Lewis joins the Whittington campaign ahead of next week’s NHS march, Camden New Journal, 7 March

Whittington Hospital foundation trust application delayed, Ham & High, 7 March

Health secretary Jeremy Hunt told to explain himself over Whittington cuts, Islington Gazette, 7 March

Can care in community really make up for loss of Whittington Hospital beds? Islington Gazette, 3 March

February 2013

Hospital board could bring wave of changes by putting the politicians in their place, Camden New Journal, 28 February

One of Britain’s oldest women, Hetty Bower, 107, will march to save the Whittington, Hospital, Ham & High, 28 February

Hands Off Our Whittington campaign launches to resounding support, Ham & High, 26 February

How the Whittington Hospital saved my life, Huffington Post, 25 February

Stars join fight to save Whittington hospital, Evening Standard, 22 February

Moving care out of the Whittington and into surgeries is ‘asking for trouble’ say GPs, Islington Tribune, 22 February

Big names backing campaign, Camden New Journal, 21 February

Hospital board faces angry backlash at first public meeting, Islington Tribune, 15 February

Care moves from hospital to your home, Islington Tribune, 15 February

  1. Tony
    June 8th, 2013 at 07:24 | #1

    Shirley says the headline in the Ham & High on 4 June is misleading. DWHC did not “boycott” the meeting with the Whittington management on 3 June. We objected to the way the meeting was being set up – it would have been restricted to a PowerPoint presentation that did not answer any of our questions about the hospital’s future or say anything about planned closures or loss of jobs. “We did not decline their offer of the meeting. We declined the offer under the arrangements that they insisted should operate,” Shirley said.

  2. jemjem
    June 10th, 2013 at 14:48 | #2

    The Chief Executive at the Whittington, Dr Koh, says the cost of employing the top consultancy company Ernst and Young to help them succeed with their Foundation Trust application is “commercially confident”. What do people think about this?

  3. jemjem
    June 12th, 2013 at 22:33 | #3

    @jemjem
    Woops, “commercially confidential” that is. In other words, none of our business?

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