A new campaign is being launched today to encourage people to sign a petition to trigger a debate in Parliament about funding for a new Queen Elizabeth Hospital for King's Lynn and West Norfolk.
The petition is being headed up by our Love West Norfolk Ambassador James Bagge. James was approached by the Love West Norfolk team and was keen to show his support for the hospital.
He said: "The QEH is at the heart of the west Norfolk community, loved by so many. It's current state of repair has been well documented and we know that the management team at the hospital are doing everything they can to ensure that it is safe. The staff continue to deliver an exceptional service, but what they need are fit-for-purpose facilities. We need to gain 100,000 signatures on this petition to trigger a debate in parliament, which is the right place for this to be discussed. We need to do everything we can to ensure that a new hospital for this area is on the list, when the funding is announced later this year. I would urge you to sign the petition and to get your friends and family to do likewise. It is crucial that the government understands what the issues are with the hospital and also understands the strength of feeling about it."
The petition is available at https://petition.parliament.uk/petitions/590390.