Lots of residents already feel seriously let down by the decision to downgrade the Community Hospital promised at Frenchay – now more and more people are concerned by the uncertainty hanging over Cossham. The fear is that once again the services promised to local people will be downgraded. We're determined to work with the community to fight for the services local people want, need and deserve. We are urging people to have their say and sign the petition below.”
Cossham Hospital was saved from closure following a hard-fought community campaign in 2004 and 2005. Local Labour councillors and Labour MP at the time Roger Berry were at the forefront of successfully fighting off the closure plans and their efforts were rewarded when the previous Labour Government gave £19m for its refurbishment.
Amongst the plans for a refurbished Cossham Hospital was a Minor Injuries Unit to enable local residents to be treated closer to home.
However, the local NHS is not being provided with enough money by the Government so the plans for a MIU are under threat.
We the undersigned call on the NHS to honour the commitment to provide a Minor Injuries Unit at Cossham Hospital, as assumed in the Bristol Health Services Plan and the 2009 Business Plan.