Rosie_Cooper_MP_with_petition.JPGSouthport and Ormskirk Hospital NHS Trust faces being destabilised if it loses vital community and urgent care services, which it currently provides in West Lancashire.

West Lancashire MP Rosie Cooper is calling on local residents to act now by signing a petition opposing NHS West Lancashire Clinical Commissioning Group’s (CCG) outrageous decision that could lead to these NHS services being privatised.

Local 38 Degrees campaigners have launched an online petition opposed to West Lancashire CCG’s decision to reject Southport and Ormskirk Hospital NHS Trust as a bidder, preferring instead two private companies and two out-of-area NHS trusts.

MP Rosie is encouraging West Lancashire’s residents to make their voices heard if they are opposed to the actions of local GPs and health commissioners which will threaten the future of our hospital and privatise local health services.

There are various ways in which residents can get involved and show their opposition to these plans.

A day of action is being held on Saturday 6 August 2016 by 38 Degrees campaigners in Ormskirk town centre between 10.00am and 2.00pm.  Come along and show your support and sign the petition.

Petition sheets are available from Rosie Cooper MP’s office – just call 01695 570094 or email rosie@rosiecooper.net to get a form for you and your friends to sign.

Add your name online by visiting:

https://you.38degrees.org.uk/petitions/stop-privatising-our-hospital-and-nhs-services

Speaking ahead of the action day, MP Rosie Cooper said:

“I want every West Lancashire resident to be aware of the decisions being taken in their name by West Lancashire Clinical Commissioning Group.

“This group of people are taking decisions which are destabilising the future of our local hospital and could lead to NHS services being privatised.

“Come along to the day of action on Saturday 6 August in Ormskirk town centre.  I will be there to show my support and I hope residents will come along to add their name to the petition.  

“Alternatively people can go online and add their name as well.  Every signature matters.

“If you are opposed to what is happening to your local health services then it is essential to make your voice head and let West Lancashire CCG know that you oppose their plans.

“I don’t believe that West Lancashire CCG have properly considered the impact of their decision on the future of the hospital.

“Residents I have spoken to are disgusted by the plans to privatise NHS services.  They are asking who stands to benefit?  Residents aren’t convinced it’s them.”

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