We in the Muswell Hill & Highgate Pensioners' Action Group are indignant and saddened about the plans to sell the lease of the Hornsey Central Hospital site to private developers, land that was bequeathed for health purposes 100 years ago.

At our meeting on March 8 we noted that current plans do not include the residential home and the dementia day care centre originally promised.

The following motion was passed: "The MH&HPAG calls for an immediate review of the consultation process by Haringey Council's overview and scrutiny panel; demands that no further progress should be made on the sale of this land or property until the findings have been published we want the NHS to remain public. No NHS property should be sold."

The proposals include selling off part of the land, probably for private housing, and the main block would be purchased by a private company who would lease back the premises for NHS services, including doctors' surgeries. However, the top floor would be leased to private providers for primary care services. The whole scheme would be very expensive to fund in the long run, and can we be sure that there will be no charges to patients in the future?

Bob Cottingham
Janet Shapiro
Esther Singer
Pamela Jefferys
Stanley Dent
Yvonne Bonnamy
Carol O'Regan
Muswell Hill & Highgate Pensioners' Action Group committee