Petition to: do everything in its power to fight NHS plans to cut services at Heatherwood Hospital and to fight for local health facilities to be maintained and enhanced across the Borough, not cut, removed or centralised to other places.

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We the undersigned petition The Royal Borough of Windsor and Maidenhead to do everything in its power to fight NHS plans to cut services at Heatherwood Hospital and to fight for local health facilities to be maintained and enhanced across the Borough, not cut, removed or centralised to other places.

Petition update 2 from the council, 14 May 2013

At the special Council meeting held on Thursday 9 May 2013 at 7.30pm in the Pavilion, Ascot Racecourse, High Street, Ascot, the Members of the Royal Borough of Windsor and Maidenhead UNANIMOUSLY agreed the following:-

- the Council will do everything in its power to fight the NHS plans to cut services at Heatherwood Hospital and fight for local health facilities to be maintained and enhanced across the Borough.

- the Council reinforces its commitment to “Fight for local health facilities to be maintained and enhanced across the borough, not cut, removed or centralised to other places.”

- the Council will arrange to meet with the Secretary of State for Health, the Rt Hon Jeremy Hunt MP, alongside the MP for Windsor, Adam Afriyie.

- the Council will arrange to meet with the Frimley Park Foundation Trust to discuss the future options for Heatherwood.

- the Council works with other stakeholders to consider the viability of a social enterprise providing intermediate or other care facilities at Heatherwood

Petition update 1 from the council, 12 April 2013, while petition was still open

Following the decision taken by NHS Berkshire to transfer services away from Heatherwood Hospital, the Royal Borough will be holding a special Council meeting on Thursday 9 May 2013 at 7.30pm in the Pavilion, Ascot Racecourse, High Street, Ascot. At this meeting Councillors will be discussing the next steps in their fight to save the provision of local health services at Heatherwood. There will be time set aside for members of the public to speak and make their views known to NHS representatives.

Local residents are encouraged to attend this meeting and show their support for retaining services at Heatherwood.

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