Petition is successful with 21,369 signatures
To: Simon Burns MP, Jeremy Hunt MP
Defend our A&E at Broomfield Hospital
21/07/17 - We Won!
NHS bosses have announced they are scrapping plans to downgrade Broomfield A&E.
We are obviously very pleased – this is a victory for people power' said Defend Our A&E Broomfield campaign coordinator Andy Abbott. 'It shows the importance of campaigning, of organising, and fighting back. Because if people in mid and south Essex had sat back and done nothing, these dangerous cuts to our A&E services would still be going ahead. So it's a big well done to the more than 30,000 people who have signed our paper and online petitions, and to the hundreds that have supported our public meetings and demonstrations.'
'However, the devil is always in the detail. So we await to see what the Success Regime's final proposals are. However at this stage it's a warm if cautious welcome to the announcement.'