Erewash Labour continues the fight for Ilkeston Hospital
8 July 2019
On Saturday, we ran a street stall and a canvassing session in Ilkeston to collect signatures for a petition to save beds at the hospital.
People of all political backgrounds were happy to sign the petition, with universal anger at the cuts to the number of beds, as well as the proposed additional cuts.
The Tory MP promised last year there would be no reduction to the number of beds, but this number has fallen from 32 to 24 with the further reduction set to take the number of beds down to 16.
We also distributed a leaflet advertising a public meeting 7pm on 9th July at Ilkeston’s Cantelupe Centre on the marketplace. We will meet local campaigners, and the health managers behind these cuts have also been invited.