To close much-used fa­cil­ity is mad­ness

Accrington Observer - - NEWS -

THE OB­SERVER SAYS...

THE num­bers for Ac­cring­ton Vic­to­ria walk-in cen­tre speak for them­selves.

Around 23,000 peo­ple made it clear they op­pose plans to close this vi­tal lo­cal fa­cil­ity. Fig­ures from 2016 show around 44,000 peo­ple were us­ing the hos­pi­tal a year - more than 120 a day. But this is not just about num­bers - it is about peo­ple. To take this much-used fa­cil­ity away from peo­ple is mad­ness.

It has now re­ceived six stays of ex­e­cu­tion but needs to be saved per­ma­nently.

Hyn­d­burn of­ten finds it­self at the thin end of the wedge when it comes to cuts, and the Ob­server stands squarely with our read­ers when we say: Hands off our walk-in cen­tre.

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