Labour protests against proposed partial closure of Welwyn Garden City's urgent care centre
PUBLISHED: 10:36 09 July 2019 | UPDATED: 10:45 09 July 2019
Labour held a protest on Friday against the proposed partial closure of Welwyn Garden City's urgent care centre.
Dozens turned out to support Welwyn Hatfield Labour Party's campaign to prevent the closure of overnight services at the new QEII.
Rosie Newbigging, Labour parliamentary candidate for Welwyn Hatfield, said the plans would add even more pressure to the Lister Hospital in Stevenage.
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Deputy Leader of the Welwyn Hatfield labour group Cllr Glyn Hayes spoke to the crowd about his own personal experience of the NHS, following a life-changing road traffic accident.
Cllr Glyn praised the care and compassion he received and pledged his full support for the campaign.
Ms Newbigging said the rally was just the start of "a people-powered movement" to stop the overnight closure of the Urgent Care Centre, which will include collecting petition signatures.
Over 1,000 signatures have been collected since launching the campaign a few weeks ago.