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Save South London Healthcare NHS Trust

29 June, 2012

Robert Macey on behalf of the GMB has set up a petition and written personally to the Secretary of State for Health Andrew Lansley, to prevent the closure of South London Healthcare NHS Trust.

The e-petition calls for supporters to help lobby Andrew Lansley's decision in considering the appointment of an administrator to take over management of the NHS Trust.

As well as the petition, a letter has been sent to the Secretary of State for Health calling for a meeting with staff members at the hospital to explain the future plans and address their mounting concerns.

In his letter, Robert Macey states: "Staff at the Trust are seriously concerned as to what the future will hold, with rumours abound that the decision will mean the closure of hospitals, cuts to services and mass redundancies within the organisation."

Paul Bromley, London regional officer said: "The SoR is fully supportive of the GMB and is working with all the NHS trades unions to give support to our members at this most difficult time. Members meetings will be facilitated, along with regular liaison and communication with management.

"Expecting a formal announcement by the Secretary of State on the appointment of a Trust Special Administrator on the 12th July, the trades unions shall be seeking an urgent meeting with who ever is appointed. The campaign to save SLHT starts now and must be successful."

A copy of the letter is available to download below

To sign the e-petition, click here.

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