DON’T LET THEM SELL WESTON HOSPITAL
Weston Hospital is at risk of being sold to a private company.
The authorities will say this is just a “franchise” and will make no difference.
But in the long run it must make a difference, because Weston is in financial difficulty, about £5 million in the red.
Private corporations have shareholders and directors who want to be fed with large and regular injections of cash, so this will only make the financial difficulty worse.
First, they will increase the number of private beds at first in order to generate funds. That must mean less NHS beds. Later on, they may close A&E, and turn it into a treatment centre like Emerson’s Green in Bristol.
We can stop this happening, and persuade them to go with the Bristol hospitals bid.
But to do this will need a huge campaign of petitions, leafleting, rallies, meetings, letter writing and lobbying of John Penrose MP.
You can help by printing off this page as a leaflet and distributing it to family and friends.
If you want to get in touch with the campaign (we especially need leafletters) use this email: firstname.lastname@example.org
MAKE SURE THAT WESTON PUTS PATIENTS BEFORE PROFITS