Bexley Conservatives have expressed their anger at the decision taken by the Joint Committee of PCT’s to cut vital A&E and Maternity Services at Queen Mary’s Hospital and pledged to continue the fight to stop it from happening.
Following a meeting of the key local activists to discuss the implications for Bexley residents it has been agreed that Councillor David Hurt will call for the decision to be referred to the Secretary of State when the Joint Health Scrutiny Committee meets on Thursday 24th July.
Bexley Council Leader Teresa O Neill said,
“I can assure all Bexley residents that we will continue to campaign to fight this dreadful decision. Details of our campaign will be released over the coming weeks and I hope that all our residents will join us in the fight to overturn the decision.”
The campaign was welcomed by James Cleverly who represents Bexley & Bromley on the London Assembly,
“Boris Johnson and the Conservative Group on the London Assembly fully support keeping these services at Queen Mary’s.”
Bexleyheath & Crayford MP David Evennett added,
“I am totally disgusted that Labour locally is supporting these cuts in vital services to our hospital. I am committed to fighting for my constituents to ensure they have vital services on the site, and am concerned that the decisions taken are detrimental to our community.”
James Brokenshire MP the Conservative Parliamentary Candidate for Old Bexley & Sidcup sharing Mr Evennett’s concerns said,
“The whole process has been a sham. The decision to downgrade and cut services at the hospital was clearly taken long ago and this process has been nothing more than a rubber stamping exercise. We need to fight to keep high quality facilities in Sidcup for Bexley residents.”
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