‘Save A&E’ petition gets backing of 10,000 people

AN ONLINE petition designed to safeguard Broomfield Hospital against proposals to downgrade its A&E services has received almost 10,000 signatures.

But Tory MP for Chelmsford, Sir Simon Burns, allayed public concerns by saying the Court Road Hospital’s A&E department will not be downgraded as part of a major NHS shake up.

The petition, aimed at Sir Simon, was created in late November by the city’s Defend Our Accident and Emergency campaign group (DOA&E), an offshoot of Momentum.

Sir Simon said: “the very basis of the petition is factually incorrect because Broomfield A&E is not being downgraded.”

Full Article on Chelmsford Weekly News 12 December 2016