Protest picnic takes place against St Helier Hospital cuts
12:45pm Monday 10th September 2012 in News
Hundreds of residents turned out to support an event protesting against the closure of key services at St Helier Hospital.
The community day opposite St Helier Hospital was a chance for residents to show their opposition to NHS proposals to close the hospital's accident and emergency, maternity departments and children's ward.
A selection of speakers spoke about the importance of maintaining the key services, that if approved by the Government could be axed by 2016-17.
The number of signatures on various petitions against the cuts were also presented to representatives from NHS SW London's Better Services, Better Value review, who have proposed the closures.
A three month consultation on the plans is due to begin on October 1.
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