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Candlelit vigil held to save hospital A&E

PUBLISHED: 11:58 25 September 2008 | UPDATED: 10:17 12 August 2010

PATIENTS, residents and politicians held a candlelit vigil outside a hospital which is having its A&E and maternity service scrapped.

PATIENTS, residents and politicians held a candlelit vigil outside a hospital which is having its A&E and maternity service scrapped.

People gathered holding candles outside Queen Mary's Hospital, Sidcup (QMS) last Friday evening to put the pressure on the Health Secretary Alan Johnson to overturn the decision.

This comes after Bexley council and the Joint Overview and Scrutiny Committee separately referred the decision by the Joint Committee of PCTs, to Mr Johnson.

Candles were handed out to the gathering crowd as Reverend Trevor Donnelly led prayers giving thanks for the hospital and asking that "those in power be given the direction to make the right decision.

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