Heatherwood campaigners get 1,300 responses to their own public consultationBy Jennie Slevin
January 28, 2013
Campaigners fighting against NHS proposals for Heatherwood Hospital have received more than 1,300 responses to an alternative consultation.
The Save Heatherwood Hospital campaign launched its own consultation to ‘give local residents a real opportunity to express their views on their hospital’ in opposition to the NHS Shaping the Future consultation.
The group will present its findings to the public at a meeting on Monday.
Terry Pearce, chairman of Defend Our Community Services which supports Save Heatherwood Hospital, said: “Bracknell residents are saying loud and clear they are opposed to the plans to close the minor injuries unit, rehab ward and birthing centre.
“This comes on top of the 23,000 named petition we handed in at Heatherwood Hospital recently opposing closing Heatherwood and its services.
“Wherever we put our stalls up, people queue up to express their opposition to plans to cut services.
“The question is, are the NHS bosses listening to the people, if they are they will respond favourably to our reasonable demands.”
The meeting will take place in All Saints Church Hall, Bracknell Road, Ascot from 1.30pm to 2.45pm.