Friday 8th June 2018, Sharon Hodgson, MP for Washington and Sunderland West, joined constituents and campaigners outside the Bunny Hill Primary Care Centre for the launch of a campaign against the proposed closure of Urgent Care Centres in Sunderland.
The campaign, led by Keep our NHS Public (Sunderland and District), follows proposals from Sunderland Clinical Commissioning Group (CCG) to close three Urgent Care Centres in Sunderland, two of which are in Sharon’s constituency – Bunny Hill and Washington.
Speaking at the campaign launch, Sharon Hodgson MP said:
"It is great to see so many people protesting against the proposed closure of three urgent care centres in Sunderland, but sadly many people still do not even know the consultation is taking place.
I am encouraging my constituents to take part in the consultation, either during the public meetings or online, to ensure that their voices are heard and urging their friends and families to do the same.
Urgent care centres provide a vital service to our local communities, to close them is to take away a lifeline for people when they need it most."
Residents can participate in the consultation by attending public meetings or by completing an online survey. More information can be found at: http://www.sunderlandccg.nhs.uk/get-involved/urgent-care-services/public-consultation-get-involved
See Sharon Hodgson MP's interviews on the day here:
See Sharon's next post about Jonathan Ashworth's visit to help campaign against these cuts to Urgent Care Centres >
This issue reported in the Sunderland Echo >
MP explains her objections to closure of three Sunderland urgent care centres as deadline looms | Sunderland Echo