Friday, 14 January 2011

King George Hospital Protest 29th January 2011

We are holding a protest against the potential closure of A&E at King George Hospital. Read more here:
The event is being supported by the National Keep the NHS Public group and attendees will be coming from all over London and wider in the UK including Welwyn Garden City/Hatfield and Southend. We would be most impressed if you or a representative would join us on a matter that is important for a place like London with a rapidly increasing population. The fact is that any loss of A&E in London or anywhere else in the UK will impact on peoples safety and health (a correlation between increased fatality and emergency journey times has been made by the Emergency Medicine journal). Some of the issues include poor transport links to alternative hospitals such as the Journey form Ilford to Queens Hospital , Overburdened A&E facilities without the infrastructure for increased patients and Growing local populations threatening excessive hospital burden.

We would like to make this protest one that highlights the need to preserve London and wider UK based A&E facilities and to urge the existing government to refrain from any budget/service cuts to the essential NHS. Your attendance with a short address could make this a campaign of worthy note - please also cascade details through your existing networks . It is our intention to submit a petition to Andrew Lansley calling for him to make a decision to terminate the existing poorly designed proposals. Moreover we would also like this to be a chance for your organisation to make this a starting point for local protests across The UK in opposition to the dastardly Health White Paper that threatens to privatise our National Health Service

Please inform us if you or a representative can speak at the event and do cascade details through your wider network. Seven Kings and Barking Gurdwara will be providing free food and beverages at the event.

Speakers include;

GLA Member Darren Johnson
MP Lee Scott - Opening Speech
Cllr Keith Prince - Leader of the Council
Cllr Ross Hatfull Health Scrutiny Panel
Jim Fagan - Keep the NHS Public Waltham Forest
Frank Wood - UNITE NEC Trade union Office
Norman Traub - Southend Against The Cuts
Raj ChananVHP Ilford Hindu Centre
Shahid Dastigir Khan - Pakistan tehreek-e- insaaf
Upkar Rai - British Sikh Council and Vice President Seven King Gurdwara
Brian Davison – Borough Dean United free Church
Wilson Chowdhry -British Pakistani Christian Association

Media attention has been very positive including air time on TIME FM and the following news stories:

Here is what the Romford Recorder said:

Barking and Dagenham Post:

Wanstead and Woodford Guardian

Yellow Advertiser:


Please sign our online Petition:

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