Agenda and minutes

Overview and Scrutiny Committee
Monday, 21st February, 2022 10.30 am

Venue: Woodside Room - George Meehan House, 294 High Road, N22 8JZ. View directions

Contact: Dominic O'Brien, Principal Scrutiny Officer, Email: 

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Apologies for Absence


Apologies for absence were received from Cllr Makbule Gunes, Lourdes Keever and KanuPriya Jhunjhunwala.


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Cllr Pippa Connor declared an interest by virtue of her membership of the Royal College of Nursing.


Cllr Pippa Connor declared an interest by virtue of her sister working as a GP in Tottenham.




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Whittington Health - Process for Consideration of Establishment of Wood Green Hub pdf icon PDF 229 KB

To scrutinise the process and procedures for considering the creation of a new central Haringey health hub, based in Wood Green.

Report from Whittington Health NHS Trust to follow.

Additional documents:


Cllr Khaled Moyeed introduced this item, noting that it concerned the proposed creation of a new health hub in Wood Green and that the aim of the meeting was for the Committee to consider the proposed consultation process including input from Scrutiny.


Jonathan Gardner, Director of Strategy and Corporate Affairs at Whittington Health, introduced a presentation about the proposed health hub which covered the following points:

  • The new health and wellbeing hub in central Wood Green would include primary care and other NHS services, as well as some Council services and voluntary sector services.
  • The hub would be aligned with the localities work through the Haringey Borough Partnership. This was based on organising services around three localities (west, central and east) in the borough and co-ordinating and co-locating council services, primary care and the voluntary sector with a community feel.
  • The main location option being explored was inside The Mall at Wood Green Shopping City though no decision had yet been taken and any other viable options would be considered. The aim was to find a new modern facility that was fit for purpose and would enable partnership working as part of an Integrated Care System along with improved accessibility and a group space that could be used by the community to improve their health. There would be an opportunity for close working with the new Community Diagnostic Hub that would be opening in The Mall in summer 2022.
  • Two adult health hubs already existed in the borough. These were at the Hornsey Central in the west of the borough and Lordship Lane in the east so Wood Green would become the third hub located in the centre of the borough. There was also a new children’s health hub at Tynemouth Road Health Centre. Primary care services were delivered at a wide range of locations across the borough and this would continue. The hubs were for services that were best delivered at fewer locations in conjunction with other services (such as clinics for podiatry, diabetes or leg ulcers).
  • Adult services would be moved out of:

o   Bounds Green Health Centre;

o   Stuart Crescent Health Centre;

o   St Ann’s Hospital.

This relocation would improve accessibility with good transport links to the central Wood Green area.

  • Services would be co-located with Hornsey Wood Green GP Practice.
  • As part of a pre-engagement exercise, 120 residents were asked if they would attend a healthcare appointment in central Wood Green and 94% (113 out of 120) said that they would. There was also strong support for integrated health and wellbeing hubs across the borough.

Faye Oliver, Communications and Engagement Lead at Whittington Health, then provided some details to the Committee about the proposed consultation timeline:

  • It was proposed that the 12-week consultation period would begin on Wed 23rd February, ending on Wed 18th May. 
  • While the consultation would therefore run during the pre-election period, the intention was to carry out the larger engagement events before then, with smaller focus groups taking place during  ...  view the full minutes text for item 59.