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To: Dorset Clinical Commissioning Group

Save Poole Hospital A&E and Maternity

We, the people of Poole, want Poole Hospital A&E and Maternity to stay open.

Why is this important?

Our A&E and Maternity units at Poole Hospital are essential for local people. The road networks between Poole and Bournemouth are dismal and travel times are very unpredictable, particularly during the summer season. This means that the proposal for closure of these essential departments is extremely worrying.

Local A&E staff, paramedics, doctors, midwives and police all have deep concerns about these departments being closed or relocated since longer journey times can put lives at risk.

Poole Maternity unit currently caters for mums from a wide geographical area and travelling to the proposed new site in Bournemouth would be time consuming for pregnant women and their families which could potentially result in delays in treatment and care. Poole Hospital needs to keep its successful maternity service so it can continue to provide safe and effective care to the community.

Other departments within Poole Hospital will also be put at risk if the A&E unit closes including Paediatric and Neo-Natal care - this is appalling for local people.

A&E and Maternity units are vital services for patients - why should people in Poole be put at risk by poorly thought through and misguided cost-cutting like this?

Poole Hospital, Longfleet Road, Poole

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2017-02-23 00:28:20 +0000

Hi Everyone. We are coming to the last few days.
The Petition will be presented to the CCG on the 27/02/17 Please share as Much as possible this Petition will come to a close this weekend. To allow to be ready for the presentation.
Thank you for your continued support.

2017-02-15 22:14:27 +0000

Hi Everyone. The Public Consultation is due to finish on the 28/02/2017 and figures suggest that only 4,000 have responded. plesse share the Petition and let everyone know they need to make there voice heard. Please note the Petition will be handed over to the CCG before the end of the Consultation Period

2017-01-09 15:53:29 +0000

20,000 signatures reached

2016-05-17 22:10:45 +0100

Please keep Sharing the Petition. All your comments are being looked at to see how you feel.
Also be aware if the Turn out for the Public meetings are low the CCG Will take that as you are all happy with this.

2016-05-17 22:08:50 +0100

Hi Everyone. A Good Meeting with the Hospital Last Night it was great they would meet with me.
MP Robert Syms Letter very much following the Party Line. And my response from Cllr Walton also very much Party before People.
Thank you 38 Degrees for Donating so we could get our Banner for the Protest in Dorchester tomorrow.

2016-05-12 19:13:37 +0100

Help me raise £5000 to To Help fund the The Save Poole Hospital A&E Trauma And the Maternity Wards. Please #donate on @justgiving and RT. Thanks!

2016-05-11 18:01:20 +0100

10,000 signatures reached

2016-05-11 17:39:33 +0100

Update. Planned Upgrade of Poole Maternity Ward. Cost 40 million. Savings Being made to NHS Moving to Bournemouth. 40 Million Pounds. My Sources are Close to the NHS.

2016-05-11 17:21:22 +0100

Hi Everyone. I have had contact from Poole Hospital and will be arranging a meeting. I will update you all on the outcome of that meeting. Many thanks once again Please keep pushing this thank you.

2016-05-11 10:09:09 +0100

Hi Everyone. Thank you for your continued support. I have been hearing from Hospital Staff who can not really voice there Honest Opinions because of there Contracts they have. I have Heard only Positive about Poole. But we must remember We need Both. No one can really say the NHS Needs to Change but not this way. This is the first Start of Privatization we can not and will not let them do that.

2016-05-10 21:39:41 +0100

I have had some amazing People contact me today with amazing Stories from Nurses Working there To Families Experiences. Amazing Thank you everyone. This has got stronger today and may it continue.

2016-05-10 13:03:20 +0100

5,000 signatures reached

2016-05-10 11:24:26 +0100

Update. I have had initial contact from Cllr Walton and also the Hospital.

2016-05-10 10:46:26 +0100

Hi Everyone. I have Been in touch with the Local MP For Poole Rober Syms and also Leader of the Council Janet Watson.
Also I have made contacted the Hospital. As yet with no response. Will update on any replies

2016-05-10 10:19:41 +0100

Hi Everyone I have had Bournemouth Echo in Touch I will give you an update.