THIS COULD BE OUR BIGGEST FIGHT EVER
Consultant-led maternity, 24/7 Childrens Ward, Special Care Baby Unit, A&E, medicine, surgery, orthopaedics, and the Critical Care Unit are all under threat. See the Oxford University Hospitals Foundation Trust’s “emerging options” link:- http://www.cherwell.gov.uk/media/pdf/n/s/CPN_Agenda___Meeting_doc_140616.pdf)
Keep the Horton General campaigners, midwives, SCBU staff, members of the public and local GPs have publicly come out against the options.
“What can I do?”
The MOST IMPORTANT thing you can do right now is to write to the Oxfordshire Clinical Commissioning Group, via your GP at your local doctor’s surgery, and tell them why we need the full services of a General Hospital in Banbury (ie one that provides all the above mentioned services.) You might consider safety, cost, travel difficulties, the growing population, and the effect on the lower income and disadvantaged families. If you can illustrate your email or letter with a personal experience, that will make it more powerful.
Copy your GP letter to your MP and to us at firstname.lastname@example.org
See www.keepthehortongeneral.co.uk or the Save Our Horton facebook group for more information, including many more ways you can help.
Contact us on Facebook via Katherine Wells, email email@example.com or phone/text our Chairman, Keith Strangwood on 07740 599736