Welcome to Save Stafford Hospital Petition.
This petition was set up when the Accident and Emergency department was closed at night in 2011. We were told this would be temporary, but it has not reopened and the threat to our hospital is now greater than ever.
The original 20,000 signatures which included online signatures from this site were presented to Downing Street in September 2012.
The report to Monitor from the accountants Ernst & Young has recommended that the hospital should become a “local hospital” which would mean it would lose Accident and Emergency, Intensive Care, Consultant led Maternity, and Acute surgery. We do not believe that this is what the people of Stafford want.
These recommendations will be considered by an administrator who will then have to consult with the people of Stafford.
To meet this new threat a number of different hospital campaign groups have now come together as “Support Stafford Hospital”. The campaign now has two main purposes.
We will continue to negotiate with the Administrator in order to press for the right future for our hospital, and we will be encouraging the people of Stafford to express their wishes in a way that will give leverage to the negotiations.
What can you do?
If you wish to keep adding names to the petition we will add them into the mailing list for the campaign.
We would also like you to add your names to the new site for this new stage of the campaign. Please log on to http://savemidstaffs.co.uk/ which is now the official site of the Support Stafford Hospital Campaign.
So that we can keep you in touch with any events Please join the mailing list, http://savemidstaffs.us5.list-manage.com/subscribe?u=41eb4dfaa2a6c26b618d83ca5&id=d70494b38e
If you would like to join the campaign teams you can register here. http://savemidstaffs.co.uk/contactus.html
Keep in touch.
You can keep up to date by checking out the Support Stafford Hospital website, facebook page and twitter feed.
Involve your friends.
This is a campaign that matters to everyone in Stafford and the surrounding areas. When the public consultation takes place we will need to see a very strong showing from the public. Please encourage friends, neighbours and relatives, or anyone you have contact with to sign onto the mailing list so that we can make sure everyone can make their views known to the administrator.
You can also phone Diana Smith 01785 255974 or Cheryl Porter 01785661678
There will be an open meeting for anyone who would like to be part of the campaign on Monday 18th March 5.30 at the Morris Man pub Western Road Stafford.
There will be a march on Saturday 20th April - Details to be arranged.
Keep an eye out for the campaign shop which will be opening at the Guildhall soon.
The March on 20th April.
Let's show the country that our hospital matters to Stafford. Please come yourself as an individual, but encourage any organisation you belong to come out and demonstrate their support for Stafford Hospital. Start planning your banners now.
We petition you to:
Support the Hospital through its current financial challenges.
Ensure that the hospital retains a 24/7 Accident and Emergency department.
Ensure that the shift to providing more care in the community is conducted carefully, is tested, and that staff are assisted to develop the new skills that they will need to carry out these roles.
Ensure that the knowledge of staff, patients, and expert advisors play a central part in finding a creative response to the challenges of meeting the needs of the aging population.
Promoted by Diana Smith on behalf of Stafford Labour Party at 3I Silkmore Crescent, Stafford ST17 4JL