Tag Archives: Keep The Horton General Group

The Horton General Needs YOU – You Can Make a Difference See How


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 keepthehortongeneral@hotmail.co.uk

Banbury: victoria.prentis.mp@partliament.uk

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 keepthehortongeneral@hotmail.co.uk  or phone/text our Chairman, Keith Strangwood on 07740 599736

Keep the Horton General – Important Event – 16th April

“Your opportunity to question perspective parliamentary candidates on their intentions for the future of the NHS and the Horton General in particular” 

Keith Strangwood, Chairman Keep The Horton General, Lane Close,  Horley

Dear Horley Views

As a long standing resident of Horley, in Lane Close, and the Current Chairman of the “Keep The Horton General Group” , a group that has been active, in one form or another for over 50 yrs, to monitor changes, and defend against threats, to our beloved Horton Hospital. I ask if the Horley Views would publicise a open to the public event, that the KTHG has arranged at St Marys Church, 16th April 2015, 6pm-9pm. Attendees welcome at any time, to question the 5 prospective Parliamentary candidates who have all confirmed their attendance and that they will be standing at this Mays General election, as our next possible member of parliament for the Banbury constituency. The purpose of the Hustings is; the future of our NHS and in particular, the Banbury Horton Hospitals future, which they are there to answer questions. All welcome to attend and question our future MP.

Keith Strangwood, Chairman KTHG, Lane Close,  Horley – 07740599736

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handsoffimageKeep the Horton General is pleased to announce that all five candidates in the forthcoming General Election have confirmed their participation in the Hustings meeting arranged for Thursday 16 April 2015.  It will be held in St Mary’s Church, Banbury between 6-9.30pm.  

The only subjects for debate are the candidate’s parties’ plans for the NHS and how they would affect the Horton.  The participants are Dickie Bird UKIP, Ian Middleton Green Party, Roseanne Edwards National Health Action Party, Sean Woodcock Labour and Victoria Prentice Conservative. 

The format of the evening will be as follows:-
1. Every candidate has five minutes to address the meeting
2. Every candidate has five minutes to question other candidates
3. Interval of 20 minutes
4. Questions from the public

The evening will be chaired by Anita Higham, OBE. Keith Strangwood, KTHG chairman, will welcome the candidates and public at 6pm when he looks forward to an evening of informative debate on the Horton General Hospital and the NHS.

For more details contact Chairman:
Keith Strangwood tel: 077405 99736 email: nkarnia@aol.com