Stafford Hospital needs your support to help prevent the downgrading or closure of many of its acute services. You can visit http://www.supportstaffordhospital.co.uk to find out more information and sign the online petition.
The benefits in having a fully operational local hospital with an A&E department are invaluable – just ask any hockey player. Our home pitch at Beaconside is less than a 2 minute drive from Stafford Hospital, meaning that any player who is unfortunate enough to get injured can be receiving professional emergency treatment very quickly at a time when they may need it most.
The proposal is to close acute services at Stafford Hospital, which will affect critical care, accident & emergency, and maternity departments. Please sign the online petition here in an attempt to help save these essential hospital services.
As well as signing the online petition, you can also visit the campaign shop in the Guildhall Shopping Centre (where Carphone Warehouse used to be, opposite HMV and the former JJB Sports) to find out more. There is also a public march taking place from the Market Square to the Hospital grounds on Saturday 20th April at 2pm.
You can download a poster here to show your support for this campaign, or access template letters to send to those who can make a difference. Above all, please take a moment to sign the petition. Hockey can be a dangerous sport, so let’s make sure we do all we can to keep our local hospital open just in case we should ever need it!