New Queen Elizabeth Hospital for King’s Lynn: final chance to sign petition
Today is your final chance to sign the petition and show your support for a new Queen Elizabeth Hospital for Lynn.
The hospital, which has 200 props presently holding up its roof, is urging West Norfolk residents to come to its aid.
The QEH team 'Tweeted' a final reminder: "The petition closes today! Back our bid to build our future before it's too late."
So far the petition has nearly 16,000 signatures, with 100,000 needed to be considered for debate in Parliament.
Headed 'Prioritise funding for a new hospital for King's Lynn & West Norfolk', the petition goes on to say: "A new hospital for King's Lynn & West Norfolk should be prioritised for funding in forthcoming funding announcements, and support provided to fast-track its design and build, to ensure the area has a modern, fit-for-purpose hospital that meets the needs of patients, staff and visitors.
"Our local Queen Elizabeth Hospital is still in use well past its intended operational lifespan. Papers published by the hospital Board show that there are 200 props presently holding up the roof of the hospital to ensure safety.
"Staff deliver quality care in spite of these dreadful conditions, and £20m emergency government funding is welcome, but does not adequately address the issue, only the interim safety concerns.
"A new hospital, at the heart of the community, is vital and will play a huge role in the region's integrated care system now and in the future."
You can sign the petition by logging on to https://petition.parliament.uk/petitions/590390