To show your support for our campaign to help save the Guildhall Walk Healthcare centre and encourage others to sign the petition at http://tiny.cc/8imy4x we’ve created a poster to display in your window.
We hope this will help spread the message that we care about our health services in Portsmouth and want to see a much-loved service retained.
You can download a PDF of the poster at: https://www.pdfhost.net/index.php?Action=Download&File=22a70e4077859c5b9966c3c8d22eb658
We’ve set up an online petition to help influence the forthcoming decision of the clinical commissioning group and to save the much loved Guildhall Walk Healthcare centre.
You can sign the petition at:
Thank you for your support
I am concerned by the proposed closure of the Guildhall Walk Healthcare centre by the local clinical commissioning group (CCG). The proposals are bad news for Portsmouth people.
The centre, a GP surgery for 6,000 local people across Charles Dickens ward and other city centre neighbourhoods, provides a much-loved and valuable health service to the local community.
The percentage of local people who report living in good health in the ward is considerably below national averages, whilst parts of Landport see 65% of children in poverty. These ill-conceived proposals from the CCG to close the centre are at risk of putting residents health and wellbeing in even greater risk.
The Centre is popular with students, visitors and residents across the city – who may not be registered with a GP and rely on the excellent facilities and out of hours service – let alone the homeless and other vulnerable members of our communities who access the services at their convenient, accessible central location.
I encourage everyone who has relied on the services at Guildhall Walk to speak up. And for those that are unable to, I urge the CCG to reconsider these concerning proposals on behalf of residents in Charles Dickens ward.
Stephen Morgan, Labour candidate, Charles Dickens ward
The local police want to consult residents on their views on crime and community safety in Charles Dickens ward in Portsmouth.
Had lots of fun today and talked to local people about the things that matter to them and what they love about Portsmouth. You can view some of the photos on Instagram @stephen4portsmouth. Thanks to everyone who came!