Petition Stop the proposed downgrading of Southend Hospital A&E Department.

Under Success Regime Essex (SRE) plans, Southend A&E will at best only accept DAYTIME Emergency 999 Ambulances and at worst, no acceptance of 999 Ambulances AT ANY TIME, resulting in critically ill patients enduring a prolonged journey to Basildon for lifesaving treatment. This will cost lives.

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In March 2017 it was announced that Basildon will become the Specialist A&E and the ONLY hospital to receive Emergency 999 Ambulances 24 hours a day. This will cost lives to those in the Southend district.
"SRE" plans suggest Southend would only continue to provide an A&E for walk-in patients and for ambulances who have been referred by their GP. We demand that Southend maintains a full 24/7 A&E service in a town hosting an International airport, tourist industry and waterfront. #SavingSouthend

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