PETITION LAUNCHED TO SAVE ILKESTON FAMILY PRACTICE AND GP WALK IN CENTRE
Campaign to save GP service used by more than 1,500 residents of Ilkeston
|Following the shock announcement on Wednesday that the Family Practice and GP Walk In Centre based at Ilkeston Community Hospital will close on 28 February 2013, a petition has been launched so patients can voice their opinion, and say ‘NO’ to the planned closure.|
With no consultation taking place with affected patients prior to the announcement, the campaign provides a voice to those affected.
The campaign has received a fantastic response, and in less than 24-hours more than 75 people have joined the Facebook page and 40 people have signed the online-petition.
People are invited to visit the website - www.saveilkestongp.co.uk where further information can be found about how to sign the online petition.
In addition, a request will be made to NHS Derbyshire County to set up a meeting for local residents, to explain why they have taken the decision, and provide concerned patients with details of how they will be provided with a service in the future, which will not be to a lesser standard.