Haringey patients have to wait longer, and don’t have the same access to health services as patients in boroughs such as Islington and Camden. This is due to a historic funding inequality – where ‘inner’ London boroughs receive more money for health services than ‘outer’ boroughs.
So, despite the fact Haringey has considerable health inequalities, the borough receives less funding.
In this day and age, where people have a greater choice about where they seek treatment, and many commuters are treated outside their borough of residence, it is nonsense for health funding to be based on a postcode lottery. It is clear to me that a new funding formula, which recognises and addresses the current inequalities, is urgently needed.
After 40 years, Labour-run Haringey Council has shown no signs of addressing this issue. Please sign our petition today to push for fairer health funding in Haringey.