In order to be as transparent and accountable as possible it was agreed that the Group needed to have a formal structure, constitution and officials. Dr Ian Campbell was asked to Chair the new group and Mr Chris Howes agreed to be the Treasurer.
Dr Campbell said “These proposals ultimately threaten the existence of Newark Hospital as we know it, and would tear at the very heart of the community. Time is running out to send a firm message to the decision makers that we are not prepared to accept anything less than a first class NHS in Newark. And that means a fully functioning A&E Department. It’s time to make our voices heard.”
Further information about the campaign can be found at www.savenewarkhospital.org.uk. Since the public meeting on 15th March almost £500 has been raised by voluntary donation to support the campaign. Those wishing to send donations are asked to send cheques made payable to “Save Newark Hospital Campaign” to the Treasurer, Mr Chris Howes of 17 The Maltsters, Newark, NG24 4RU, who is able to accept donations on behalf of the campaign.