Strong Support for St Helier Hospital

May 15, 2012 9:35 AM

More than a 1000 people have signed a petition calling on the Secretary of State for Health to abandon the Better Services Better Value review that has recommended the closure of the A&E department and the maternity unit at St Helier Hospital.

Local MP, Tom Brake, has described the process that led to the recommendation as 'flawed' and has called on the Secretary of State for Health to meet with him and local Councillors urgently to discuss the concerns of local residents and health professionals.

Tom Brake said, 'This recommendation has been made without the necessary data, without sufficient and accurate reference to travel times and is based upon expanded community health services that are not yet in place. The public response has been staggering and it is clear that local people overwhelmingly want vital healthcare services to remain at St Helier Hospital'.

To sign the petition to 'Save St Helier hospital's A&E Department and Maternity Unit' visit www.tombrake.co.uk/en/petition

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