Protest picnic takes place against St Helier Hospital cuts

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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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4:21pm Mon 10 Sep 12

Michael Pantlin says...

To the 180.000 local residents You've left it to just a few hundred people to fight to keep St. Helier and you are now about to lose it because you did not do your bit. See you stuck in the traffic between Sutton and Tooting feeling unwell.
To the 180.000 local residents You've left it to just a few hundred people to fight to keep St. Helier and you are now about to lose it because you did not do your bit. See you stuck in the traffic between Sutton and Tooting feeling unwell. Michael Pantlin

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