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Sign our Save Teignmouth Hospital Petition
KEEP OUR HOSPITAL OPEN!
Members of Teignmouth Branch Labour Party held a street stall to engage with the Teignmouth people, and to find out their feelings about the possible closure of Teignmouth Hospital.
We asked them to sign a petition to stop the closing of the local hospital. The strength of the feeling of the people was very clear, when we collected over 300 signatures in two hours and had many conversations about their anger at the possible closure.
People were not against the building of a new hub for the GPs in the area, but they were very, very angry and unhappy about the possibility of permanently losing the rehabilitation beds from Teignmouth, and of losing the present services to Dawlish, Newton or Torbay. People were still angry about the closure of the Minor Injuries unit, and valued its long held good services. People want the hospital to remain and serve the town. They want the beds that have remained closed, since the promises made in 2015 to retain them in the town, to be reopened and available to people recovering from illnesses or at the end of life. They value and rely on the services at the hospital like the gym, and physio, or Sure Start.
Although this petition was launched by the Teignmouth Branch Labour Party it was clear that it was a completely cross-party issue, and that Conservative, Liberal Democrat and Labour supporters were all amongst those who signed. Teignmouth Branch Labour Party will continue to fight against the closure.
This is the 70th birthday of the NHS! How can we allow the first NHS Hospital to close?
Come along to the Triangle on Monday 14th May 2018 to sign the petition, or to the next branch meeting at the Teignmouth Social CLub, 7.30 pm Wednesday June 6th. (Even if you cant stay for the meeting - although it will be an interesting one with a speaker on educational issues! )
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