Jeremy Hunt: Axe the hospital closure clause
Urgent appeal from Save Lewisham Hospital Campaign
JOIN THE PROTESTS ON THURSDAY 27 FEBRUARY
Downing St Help hand in Petition 10.15 for 10.30am
Rally at Parliament College Green 11am – 12 noon
Meeting in House of Commons with MPs and campaigners at 1pm.
You could arrange to lobby your own MP there in the afternoon or invite them to the meeting.
Jeremy Hunt lost his appeal against closing Lewisham Accident and Emergency. The law that protected it would be removed if Clause 118 passes. The Clause will allow the government to close or downgrade any hospital in the country, with barely any consultation of local people, if there is a Trust in financial difficulties anywhere nearby.
LAST CHANCE TO GET SIGNATURES AGAINST CLAUSE 118
Nearly 150,000 people have signed the petition – add your name and circulate to everyone you know to sign before Thursday. https://you.38degrees.org.uk/petitions/jeremy-hunt-should-resign-and-take-his-hospital-closure-clause-with-him
CARE DATA BREAKTHROUGH
NHS England has announced that Care.data – the plan to upload our medical records to a central database – is being postponed for 6 months. This was after over 130,000 voted to opt out and after a legal challenge had been lodged.
Sunday 09 Sunday March 9th 12.30pm
Meet at Sutton Rail station entrance and then go on a mystery singing and leafleting tour to publicise the St Helier Public Meeting.
KEEP OUR ST HELIER HOSPITAL
Thursday 13 March 7.30pm
Merton Civic Centre, Morden
Called by Keep Our St Helier Hospital part of South West London Keep Our NHS Public
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