A series of protests, publicity stunts and events have been announced to highlight the campaign for a new Queen Elizabeth Hospital in King’s Lynn.
They are being organised by the King’s Lynn and District Trades Council which is pushing for a decision to be made about the site’s future.
It is hoping a rebuild will be announced by the Government as part of its hospital-building programme.
The protest dates and events are:
- Wednesday January 25 outside the hospital from 1pm – campaigners will kick a can down the road to the local Conservative Club.
- Saturday February 4 at 11 am – Campaigners will be at Wisbech Market asking for letters supporting a new hospital. These will then be delivered to the Health Secretary Steve Barclay’s constituency office in March.
- Saturday February 11 – campaigners will be in King;’s Lynn Town Centre asking people to sign a Valentines Card to Lord Markham, the minister in charge of the New Hospitals Programme.
Jo Rust, of the trades council, said: “The decision about which hospitals will be funded for a rebuild has been delayed time and time again but time is running out for the QEH, which must have a new building up and running by 2030 if we don’t want to lose services there.”