Local Campaigners have stepped up the fight to save vital services at local hospital Queen Mary’s Sidcup. Following the feedback from the A Picture of Health Consultation (APOH) options on the way forward are now being considered, including a referral to the Secretary of State for Health.
Despite the results from the consultation showing the majority who responded to the choice of options did not agree with any of them; the local NHS are continuing to press for reducing vital services at Queen Mary’s.
James Brokenshire MP, the newly elected Conservative Candidate for the Old Bexley and Sidcup Constituency has joined the campaign to save services at Queen Mary’s Hospital Sidcup
Chairman of Bexley Council’s NHS Scrutiny sub-group, Councillor David Hurt said ‘ It is great boost for Bexley that James Brokenshire is joining us at this time. Depending on the result of the consultation we may need to refer the decision to the Health Secretary and James is well placed to assist us with this process.’
‘Protecting local NHS services is a top priority for me, I have been very impressed by the campaign fought so far here in Bexley and I am pleased to join the team fighting to maintain vital NHS services’ said James Brokenshire MP.
Councillor Teresa O’Neill, Leader of Bexley Council, welcomed James to the team ‘I am delighted that James is actively supporting our campaign. We have listened to the residents of Bexley and heard what they want, lets hope Gordon Brown’s NHS is doing the same.’
Councillor Sharon Massey, Cabinet Member for Health has been organising the campaign said ‘The tension is building locally as the outcome of the consultation is expected within the next two weeks. Rumours are running wild as to what services we can expect in the future at Queen Mary’s Hospital.’
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