Jul 9th, 2014
Save Jarrow NHS walk-in centre
By India Thorogood
38 Degrees member Julie has started a Campaigns by You petition to protect Jarrow’s NHS walk-in centre. It’s facing closure, but she thinks its an essential local service because it was used by more than 27,000 people last year.
The decision’s being made next month, and the GPs making the decision say they’ll consult local people. The more of us that speak out now, the more chance we have of influencing them.
So if you agree with Julie, please sign the petition here.
Here’s what Julie says:
“The Walk In Centre is easily accessible and an excellent service. Local people are very concerned at the prospect of losing this local facility and feel the District Hospital in South Shields as an alternative is out of the way. Waiting two weeks to see a GP is not an option for worried parents with poorly kids, the elderly, and vulnerable patients.”
If you disagree with Julie’s campaign, or there’s another issue close to your heart, you can start your own campaign here: https://secure.38degrees.org.uk/visit-cby