The Say YES to Newark Hospital Campaign is to hold another Hug the Hospital event on Bank Holiday Monday the 4th May 2015. The event will start at 12 midday and finish as soon as a chain has been formed around Newark Hospital.
Francis Towndrow the Chairman of SYNH said, “We held this event at the same time in 2010, just prior to the last general election. It was attended by all the candidates and some local councillors last time and I hope that they will all attend this time round. This is not a party political event as open to anyone”.
Recent reports have highlighted problems with bed blocking, A and E waiting times, ambulance turnaround times and increased mortality rates. The recently published Kings Fund report finds that all areas of NHS care are feeling the strain, with general practice under huge pressure and concerns being raised about access to mental health services for vulnerable patients.
Francis Towndrow stated, “Newark Hospital could do so much more, we all know that it is underutilised. More services at Newark Hospital would help achieve what we all want which is to bring healthcare closer to home. Let’s demonstrate to the health authorities that we want to see real change”.