More than 3,000 Hands off our Hospital coupons handed to Morecambe Bay health chiefs

The Westmorland Gazette: Andrew Thomas  of The Westmorland Gazette (left) gives the coupons to Aaron Cummins, deputy chief executive of the University Hospitals of Morecambe Bay NHS Trust

4:00pm Thursday 29th May 2014

THOUSANDS of local people have issued a categorical ‘hands off’ to health bosses deciding the future of Westmorland General Hospital (WGH).

Nearly 3,000 people sign Hands Off Our Hospital coupon

The Westmorland Gazette: 'Hands off our Hospital': Westmorland Gazette launches campaign to keep services in Kendal

12:00pm Thursday 22nd May 2014

ALMOST 3,000 responses to the Gazette’s ‘Hands off our Hospital’ campaign will be handed over to healthcare bosses next week.

Hospital services should not be moved from Kendal, say patients

The Westmorland Gazette: 'Hands off our Hospital': Westmorland Gazette launches campaign to keep services in Kendal

3:10pm Thursday 15th May 2014

HOSPITAL patients say parking problems in Lancaster are ‘reason enough’ why hospital services should not be moved away from Kendal.

Commons debate could help boost Gazette's Hands Off Our Hospital campaign

The Westmorland Gazette: Simon Stevens

4:00pm Thursday 8th May 2014

A COMMONS debate over the future of smaller hospitals could spell success for the Gazette’s campaign to safeguard services at Westmorland General (WGH).

'Kendal is best - and I should know' says Endmoor supporter of Hands off Our Hospital Campaign

The Westmorland Gazette: Kenny Curwen

3:30pm Thursday 1st May 2014

A MAN who has been admitted to hospital 40 times in 40 years is backing the Gazette’s campaign to safeguard services at Westmorland General.

200 attend summit on future of local hospital services

The Westmorland Gazette: 'Hands off our Hospital': Westmorland Gazette launches campaign to keep services in Kendal

3:07pm Wednesday 30th April 2014

AROUND 200 people have this week taken part in a summit over the future of health services around Morecambe Bay.

Opportunity to back our campaign online

The Westmorland Gazette: 'Hands off our Hospital': Westmorland Gazette launches campaign to keep services in Kendal

5:53pm Tuesday 29th April 2014

RESIDENTS can now back the Gazette’s campaign online.

Lending support to the campaign: Ian Stephens

The Westmorland Gazette: Ian Stephens

6:00pm Friday 25th April 2014

Ian Stephens, Cumbria Tourism Chief Executive, said of the PCAS (Primary Care Assessment Unit) at the site: "We support the retention of that particular facility in the context of minor injuries and emergencies, as it is obviously an important safeguard to visitors and a service they find invaluable."

Brave cancer patient backs Westmorland Gazette's Hands off our Hospital campaign

The Westmorland Gazette: Marion Butterfield

3:10pm Thursday 24th April 2014

DOZENS of local people have bravely spoken out to highlight the importance of the Gazette’s Hands off our Hospital campaign.

Lending support to the campaign: Leslie Johnson

The Westmorland Gazette: Leslie Johnson

4:00pm Thursday 24th April 2014

Leslie Johnson, member of Lakes Parish Council for Ambleside, said: “Clearly what we want to do is retain as many facilities as we can at Westmorland, bearing in mind we’re a county of great sparsity and great distance and people have to travel a long way.

Lending support to the campaign: Eddie Harrison

The Westmorland Gazette: Eddie Harrison

8:00pm Wednesday 23rd April 2014

Eddie Harrison, team member and spokesman for Kendal Mountain Rescue, said: “If services were to be lost at Westmorland, we wouldn’t be able to transfer people to Lancaster.

500 people back Westmorland Gazette's 'Hands off our Hospital' campaign in just one week

The Westmorland Gazette: Anna Clarke with some of coupons returned to the Gazette this week

12:00pm Friday 18th April 2014

HUNDREDS of people have stood up for their local health service by backing the Gazette’s ‘Hands off our Hospital’ campaign.

I'm backing the campaign: The Rev Michael Thistlewood

The Westmorland Gazette: The Rev Michael Thistlewood

4:06pm Thursday 17th April 2014

The Rev Michael Thistlewood, a former hospital chaplain, said: “Most people would agree that we need centres of excellence for particular medical conditions. However it does not follow from this that everything else should be closed down.

South Lakeland District Council leader backs the campaign

The Westmorland Gazette: Coun Peter Thornton

3:58pm Thursday 17th April 2014

Peter Thornton, leader of South Lakeland District Council, said: “I think the people of South Lakeland deserve to be able to get the appropriate level of treatment here in South Lakeland, and clearly the hospital is a very valuable part of that.

'I would urge people to sign the coupon' - Maurice Crossley

The Westmorland Gazette: Maurice Crossley

4:03pm Thursday 17th April 2014

Maurice Crossley, 79, a former patient of Westmorland General Hospital, said: “It’s important because there are a lot of people who use services at Westmorland General who would struggle to travel miles away.

'Hands off our Hospital': Westmorland Gazette launches campaign to keep services in Kendal

The Westmorland Gazette: Westmorland General Hospital

11:40am Wednesday 16th April 2014

The Westmorland Gazette has launched a major campaign to safeguard services at Westmorland General Hospital.

Unions voice concern for future of Westmorland General Hospital

The Westmorland Gazette: Westmorland General Hospital

4:50pm Wednesday 16th April 2014

UNION representatives have spoken about their ‘grave concern’ for the future of Westmorland General Hospital (WGH).

Mayor of Kendal leads the way in pledges

The Westmorland Gazette: Councillor Sylvia Emmott

4:50pm Wednesday 16th April 2014

Sylvia Emmott, Mayor of Kendal, said: “I’m appalled at the idea.

Challenges facing Cumbria’s health bosses

The Westmorland Gazette: FINAl OPTIONS: Dr Hugh Reeve

4:46pm Wednesday 16th April 2014

A SPOKESMAN for the Better Care Together review responded to the fears raised last week – but was unable to say services will not be lost from WGH.



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