By Tristan Harris 23/08 Updated: 23/08 22:30
A RALLYING call has been made by the head of the Save the Alex campaign group for residents to attend a public meeting in Bromsgrove on the proposed changes to the county’s health services.
The event takes place at Bromsgrove Methodist Centre, Stratford Road, from 6.30pm to 8.30pm a fortnight today (Friday, September 7).
Neal Stote told The Standard it was important for those going along to let him or other campaign group members know as places would be allocated on a first come, first serve basis.
“The Save the Alex campaign now has over 50,000 signatures on the petition which calls for A&E and maternity services to be kept at the Alex.
“I was encouraged by local people to organise the meeting in Bromsgrove and this will be the public’s best opportunity so far to hear about the proposed changes to our health services and what they mean for us and our families and show support for the Alex Hospital .”
Mr Stote will lead the meeting and address those gathered there on the night.
There will also be a panel of other speakers who will take to the floor.
Already confirmed are Bromsgrove MP Sajid Javid, the leader of Bromsgrove District Council, Coun Roger Hollingworth and the leader of the Labour group, Coun Peter McDonald.
And, a representative from the Worcestershire NHS Acute Hospital Trust and the Bromsgrove and Redditch Clinical Commissioning Group (CCG) will also be there.
Information will be given about the campaign and the support it has received and about the potential loss of A&E, maternity, gynaecology and paediatrics from the Alex and what it could mean.
There will also be a question and answer session for the audience to participate in.
Anyone wanting to know more on the meeting or register their interest in attending can e-mail firstname.lastname@example.org.
Alternatively, for those with no internet access, call The Standard on 01527 588657.
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