Meeting Against Proposed NHS Closures Set for Rivercourt Church
Campaigners meet on Thursday to plan public fight back
A public meeting is being held at Rivercourt Methodist Church in King Street, Hammersmith on Thursday, 28th June from 6pm - 7.30pm, where residents will plan the campaign against the closure of A&E services at Charing Cross and Hammersmith Hospital.
The meeting comes as plans to close four Accident & Emergency (A&E) units in North West London, including those at Charing Cross and Hammersmith, moved a step closer with the Joint Committee of Primary Care Trusts agreeing to formally propose closing them at a meetingin Westminster Central Hall on Monday.
Charing Cross and Hammersmith would both lose their A&Es under the NHS preferred option and the hyper-acute stroke unit at Charing Cross would also go. The NHS consultation begins in July.
Hammersmith MP Andy Slaughter, who has organised the meeting says: " I have called a public meeting this Thursday to explain what is happening to our local health service as we begin the campaign against the closure of these vital facilities."
You can read a full statement from Andy Slaughter here.
Hammersmith & Fulham Council has also vowed to fight the plans 'tooth and nail' and Cllr Marcus Ginn, H&F Cabinet Member for Community Services, has called on the community to unite against the threat.
There is also a separate independent online petition which already has over 1,600 signatures. You can add your name here.