38 Degrees Southport members have agreed to support Southport MP John Pugh’s call to challenge the closure of Southport & Ormskirk NHS Trust cancer treatment centre.

John Pugh has organised a public meeting, from 9am-11am on Friday December 5th at the Salvation Army Hall in Shakespeare Street, to give the public a chance to voice their opinion in an effort to overturn the closure decision.

NHS England was recently judged to have acted unlawfully by taking decisions to cut services without proper consultation with the public, patients and concerned organisations. Now Southport & Ormskirk NHS Trust are following suit by deciding to close the cancer treatment centre without proper consultation.

38 Degrees Southport is a local branch of the non-politically aligned national people powered campaign organisation 38 Degrees. The local group was out on the streets of Southport during the summer to raise awareness of TTIP (The Transatlantic Trade & Investment Partnership) which is a secret trade deal being negotiated between US and EU governments which will have major impact on UK democracy, public services and the environment. More information is available from our website http://ttipaction.38degrees.org.uk

Paul Bradshaw, a spokesperson for 38 Degrees Southport said, “Members plan to attend the public meeting to seek to understand the closure plans, to communicate issues and concerns that have been voiced to us and to seek a period of review to explore alternative options before a final closure decision is enacted.”

38 Degrees Southport


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