The petition on the Downing Street website calling for the A&E at Maidstone Hospital to stay open now stands at nearly 700 signatories. This is after just one week! Hopefully more and more people will sign it and really let the Government know what local residents think of their NHS cuts.
SATURDAY UPDATE: the petition is now up to 1200 - an increase of 500 since Thursday night. Our local Labour MP has been rather quiet on the issue - maybe because he knows that it is as a consequence of Gordon Brown's NHS cuts that Maidstone is facing this dilemma. I think it is time to stand up for local residents and their right to be able to access A&E services quickly...not after a long drive to Pembury.