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To: The local Authorities and the Clinical Commissioning Group

Fight for Ilkeston Hospital

Reason for signing

  • I work in healthcare in this area and have seen the important role this community hospital plays in care of local people. The inpatient beds also mean bedblockers can be moved out of the acute care hospitals. Blocked beds are a big issue for effective functioning of the big hospitals due to delays for beds after major trauma, cancer surgery, ITU etc cascading down the system, so keeping beds open at Ilkeston hospital is not just in the interests of Ilkeston people but for the whole region.