Hospital Petition Goes to Number 10

James Brokenshire has joined fellow MP David Evennett and the editor of the News Shopper Richard Firth in taking the Queen Mary's Hospital campaign to Downing Street. The group handed in a 2,500 name petition in support of the latest part of the campaign to save services at the Sidcup hospital.

Over the last few weeks the Bexley News Shopper newspaper has been encouraging its readers to sign up to a petition in support of the hospital. James Brokenshire and David Evennett also handed in a joint letter to Prime Minister David Cameron highlighting the urgency of the situation, the strength of local feeling and asking him to bring the petition to the attention of the Department of Health.

The Accident and Emergency department at Queen Mary's is expected to shut its doors as part of a 'temporary' closure on safety grounds on the evening of 24 November 2010 with the final admission to the labour ward and birthing centre due to take place at 11am on 13th December 2010.