I would like to take this opportunity to update you on progress and to let you know what you can do to help.

Over the past six months we have been campaigning for an Independent Review of the plans for the reconfiguration of services at Newark Hospital and we have been successful in gaining the support of Councils at Newark, Southwell, Collingham, Sutton on Trent, Balderton, Farndon, Fernwood, Collingham, Claypole, Coddington, North Muskham, Winthorpe and our local MP Patrick Mercer.

We believe that the Newark Health Care Review has understated the impact of population growth in the area and excluded communities close to Newark from the consultation process.  Additionally, there has been a change of Government since the completion of the review that has placed increased importance on patient power and patient choice and that the key test of patient choice has not been met.

At 6.30pm on February 3rd 2011 at Newark Town Hall there will be a public meeting hosted by Patrick Mercer to discus healthcare in Newark.  This is probably your last chance to make yourself heard and send out a clear message to the PCT and Sherwood Forest Hospitals Trust that the changes to services at Newark Hospital are unacceptable.

If there is anyone else that you know that would like to come along please ask them to attend. Finally please visit and “Like” our Facebook page at http://www.facebook.com/pages/Save-Newark-Hospital-Campaign/172996629383183?v=wall

Thank you for your continued support.