Pilgrim Hospital petition reaches 10k

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A petition calling on health authorities not to downgrade Boston’s Pilgrim Hospital is due to get a government response after reaching 10,000 signatures.

Organised by Boston Focus Group, which is running an SOS Pilgrim Hospital campaign in response to plans to save money across the county’s health services, the petition has now reached the important milestone.

Philip Bosworth, one of the organisers, said: “Thank you to everyone for taking the time to sign and have your voice heard. Although this petition isn’t the golden ticket to stopping downgrades it goes a long way to showing the support this campaign has from the citizens of Boston, Spalding, Skegness and other surrounding towns and villages.”

The Focus Group launched their campaign to oppose potential plans put to Lincolnshire Health And Care, who are reviewing services, which suggested some maternity services could move to a single consultant-led site at Boston or Lincoln.

The petition description calls on United Lincolnshire Hospitals Trust, which runs the site, not to downgrade services.

Neither LHAC nor ULHT wished to comment.

l To sign the petition visit: https://petition.parliament.uk/petitions/127285