This site is the Internet home of the campaign to Save Newark Hospital.

The campaign was started by local Town Councillors Laurence Goff and Harry Molyneux who collected 9,000 signatures on two petitions either side of Christmas 2009 and a Facebook group set up by 14 year old Newark resident Cara Hansen quickly gathered over 5,000 members. Despite this overwhelming support from the people of Newark the local NHS Trust and our other elected representatives chose to ignore the petitions and pursue their objective of downgrading services.

The Bassetlaw MP, John Mann, having experienced and beaten a similar threat to Bassetlaw Hospital in 2003 contacted the Labour Party’s prospective parliamentary candidate for Newark, Dr Ian Campbell MBE, to offer his support for the people of Newark and Newark Hospital.

At a public meeting held on March 15th 2010 John Mann MP and Dr Ian Campbell MBE relaunched the campaign to save Newark Hospital. Dr Campbell agreed to head the relaunched campaign and generous donations were made towards a telephone ballot of Newark Residents, the balance of which will be covered by Newark Labour Party. The possibility of calling Parish Meetings to request a referendum on the future of Newark Hospital was also discussed and widely agreed to be an excellent way to get the NHS Trust to listen to the people.

We need as much help as we can get to ensure that Newark Hospital not only maintains its current level of services but is able to expand them in line with the planned growth in the population  of Newark and the surrounding area. If you are able to help us please e-mail helpus@savenewarkhospital.org.uk as soon as possible.