Over 3,000 constituents have signed my petition that seeks to ensure the reopening of the Heanor Memorial Hospital and that health provisions in the town are enhanced, not diminished.
I had the pleasure of presenting the petition to the House of Commons on Tuesday evening. On presenting the petition in Parliament, I said: “It is with great pleasure that I present this petition, signed by more than 3,000 of my constituents, showing the extent of feeling about the closure of the Heanor Memorial hospital.”
As you will know from my previous updates on this matter, I organised this petition in response to uncertainty about the future of the hospital. I was very glad to see so many people at the public meeting held by the Southern Derbyshire Clinical Commissioning Group on 30th January to discuss the future of the hospital. Full details of the outcome of the public meeting are here.
It’s vitally important that this service is reopened, and the Southern Derbyshire Clinical Commissioning Group has allocated resources so that it can work to reopen it, and it wants to hear local residents’ views on what they would like to see on the site.
This is good news – and I’m looking forward to seeing progress.
Please do contact the CCG to tell them what you’d like to see. You can contact them on 01332 868677 or emailing Enquiries@southernderbyshireccg.nhs.uk.