Soho’s Walk-In Centre is threatened with closure.
The Central London Clinical Commission Group – the NHS body responsible for delivering local health services in Westminster – are consulting about the future of the centre. They have said they are open to all options but there is widespread concern that their preferred option is closure.
The alternative to closure, which the community and Cllr Lewis are backing, is keeping the centre open as an Urgent Care Centre. In addition, they are keen to see the building at the corner of Frith Street and Soho Square remain a centre for community and medical purposes – not sold off as a hotel.
Labour Councillor Pancho Lewis has now launched an Open Letter, urging the community to add their signature to it.
To add your signature write to email@example.com with “Please add my name to your open letter”.
The Open Letter reads as follows:
To the Central London Clinical Commissioning Group:
The proposed closure of the Soho Walk-In Centre is unacceptable. It is used by workers, visitors and residents across London and it is an invaluable community resource.
Its closure would be devastating for Soho and the West End. We want to see the centre remain open.
The building must remain a centre which is used for medical purposes – not sold off for profit or converted into a hotel.
Please do what is right and save the centre.
In addition, you can click here to see the Soho Society’s excellent briefing about the potential closure and what must be done to save it.