Campaigners stages Sidcup hospital march
PUBLISHED: 13:01 22 October 2012
Campaigners came together in Sidcup to show their support for securing the future of Queen Mary's Hospital on Saturday.
The Queen Mary’s Yes rally tried to highlight the key points they want administrator Matthew Kershaw to take into consideration in his interim report, due to be released next Monday (October 29).
Dozens of residents joined MPs and Bexley councillors in The Green, next to the hospital in Frognal Avenue.
Old Bexley and Sidcup MP James Brokenshire said: “This was an opportunity for the community to underline how important Queen Mary’s is for local people. It was great to see how many people came along to show their support.
“I recognise that as a result of the administration Queen Mary’s future may be called into question but I don’t share this view.”
The campaign group wants the hospital to be placed under NHS ownership to secure its financial future, new services such as a cancer care unit to be added to Queen Mary’s and the implemenation of the often-talked about campus plan.
This would mean allowing different NHS organisations to run clinical and other services at the hospital including planned surgery.