We have been organising pop-up street stalls in order to meet and talk to people about the issues facing our hospital and to gather signatures for the petition. If you can help us in this activity, then please free to drop by and help at times that are convenient for you.
It will be helpful if you can contact us in advance if you are able to help out at the stall. That way we can make sure we have enough leaflets, petition forms, clip boards and T-shirts etc. That said, any assistance even without notice is much appreciated.
There will be a giant birthday cake (weather permitting) for people to stick post-it notes on regarding the anniversary of the NHS. There will be leaflets to distribute and petitions on which to collect signatures. Please wear your campaign T-shirt if you have one.
We try to meet once a fortnight to discuss our campaign and the situation jeopardising our health services. Anyone wishing to support our campaign and protect our health service is most welcome to attend.Our next meeting is on Monday 10th July at 6:30pm in the Ocean Road Community Centre , South Shields, NE33 2DW
On July 5 (the birthday of our NHS), details will be released of a consultation that threatens to permanently close vital services at South Tyneside Hospital. Whilst health commissioners claim this is a path to “excellence”, it is driven by massive cuts to both Sunderland and South Tyneside Hospital budgets, and it has not had the involvement or even the support of most clinicians and staff.
Friday 21st July, 6:30pm
Brinkburn Community Centre
McAnany Avenue, South Shields, NE34 OPJ