Campaigners fighting to save services at Queen Mary’s Hospital, Sidcup will hold a candlelit vigil on the Green next to the Hospital on the evening of Friday 19th September. Details of the date for the community campaign event were announced by Bexleyheath & Crayford MP David Evennett and Old Bexley & Sidcup Conservative Parliamentary candidate James Brokenshire.
Further detailed information will be released early next month, but the event is intended to have a family focus and organisers are particularly looking for adults and children born at Queen Mary’s Hospital to take part. The news comes in the wake of the decision by Bexley Council to refer plans to close QMH’s A&E and maternity services to the Secretary of State.
Commenting David Evennett MP said:
“It is vital that we maintain the pressure in the fight to stop these cuts. Health service bosses and the Government need to get a clear message that Bexley residents want to see health facilities maintained at Queen Mary’s.”
James Brokenshire added:
“Now that these plans are being referred to the Secretary of State the next phase is to take the campaign into the community. We believe that the candlelit vigil will be a really positive way of showing both support for the hospital and the strength of local feeling.”
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