Sign the Petition to stop Leeds Hospitals being closed undemocractically

Leeds Keep Our NHS Public

Please sign the petition to stop Clause 118

Despite opposition from doctors, the British Medical Association and charities, the government is trying to rush through
changes to make it far easier to close hospitals without proper consultation.

If one hospital – even outside Leeds – has a review from CQC (e.g. this March) or other entity that considers its fate, other popular
and well-run hospitals in our area could be downgraded or shut down to balance the books, under the proposed new rules.

Recently a court ruling stopped Health Secretary Jeremy Hunt from closing Accident and Emergency and Maternity services at popular Lewisham Hospital in London. He used public money to take the well performing Lewisham to court and then used public money again for the appeal. He failed the appeal which was thrown out by the judge in 10 minutes and has now undemocratically attached a clause to a…

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