A new Southport Cares site Started December 6th, 2015 Pat Regan Latest News Shares Comments We were there in 2003 when they took our Children’s A&E and Maternity services away from Southport and we are still here today in 2015 This is the latest CARES site, which is currently a brief contact point for information. http://southportcares.myfreesites.net/ All previous data has been saved for posterity. The big CARES march – were you there? Today we are urging folks to sign our latest petition. Southport needs a Minor Injuries Unit for children and an extension to the Brookdale Dementia Care Services. The derelict Sandbrook Way area of Woodvale would be an ideal central situation for this as it urgently needs redeveloping. Catherine Regan the creator of the petition has said: “We put forward something this town has needed since 2003, a minor injuries unit for children alongside an extension to the wonderful Brookdale dementia services, already next to that site. Let’s give something back to the community that is more important to our hearts than more shops. Margaret Brown and I (Cath Regan) are the co-chairs of CARES (Coalition Against Removal of kids Emergency & other Services), the team who fought tirelessly years ago for the return of our A&E and maternity services for our children. It is about time the powers that be FINALLY did something right and good for our children and elderly. We don’t want more shops or houses; there are plenty of both lying empty in Southport, just somewhere closer than Ormskirk and Liverpool to take our sick children to. Junior doctors are currently striking and A&E units are pushed to their limits. A minor injuries unit would give us the immediate peace of mind for our children, without 4 hour waiting times at an already full A&E. It is also a ‘perfect’ location between Formby and Southport with room for parking. Let’s finally return something that should never have been taken away thirteen years ago. I ask all parents, grandparents and families to support this and make it happen.” Click the link below: https://you.38degrees.org.uk/petitions/children-s-unit-and-dementia-services-for-ainsdale-southport Please help us to achieve this goal and sign now … More: http://www.otsnews.co.uk/call-for-childrens-unit-and-dementia-services-for-ainsdale-southport/ http://southportcares.myfreesites.net/ Submit News Contact us with your community, business or sport news. Phone 07581350321 Email [email protected] Facebook www.facebook.com/otsnews.co.uk Twitter www.twitter.com/onthespot_news Breaking local news as it happens, searchable archives with photographs, the ability to instantly comment on news articles – there are so many advantages to OTS (Onthespot) News. If you want your news read locally online then send it to [email protected]– relying only on the newspaper is to restrict yourself to an ever reducing audience. Related Comments comments!