Whether this was your first time standing or you are returning to your seat, congratulations on being elected to Wycombe District Council. I have admiration for anyone who puts themselves through the process in order to improve the lives of our local population.
As we remember the Great War this week, I would like to turn your attention for a moment to our hospital. The land on Queen Alexandra Road was given to the people of High Wycombe by the Carrington family to honour those that died in the Great War and to care for women and children.
Not only is the hospital site steeped in history but a price simply cannot be put on the value it’s location brings to the local community, whether it’s for staff, volunteers, patients, their loved ones and carers. Being in the town centre can be the difference between having to take one bus or two, which in itself can have a big impact on people. The hospital is within the shop mobility boundaries. It’s closeness to the town centre has a big positive impact on staff and the local businesses.
I’ve included a few reasons why the location of our hospital is important in this short blog, please spare a moment to have a read and you are welcome to leave a comment with your own reasons. https://savewycombehospital.wordpress.com/2015/02/01/location-location-location-where-the-heart-is/
Oftentimes it has felt as though decision makers have forgotten that patients are in fact ill, and that their loved ones may not be 100% healthy themselves.
I’m sure that in your time as a Councillor you will face many pressures. However I’m also sure that you understand the importance of the hospital’s location and will ensure that the land is protected and used for the purpose for which it was given to the people of Wycombe – to care for the health of the local population in memory of those that lost their lives in the Great War.
The latest petition is now at 8000 signatures and I would appreciated it if you would sign and share the link: https://you.38degrees.org.uk/petitions/fair-funding-for-buckinghamshire I know some of you already have and many thanks for this.
You’re also welcome to join us on Facebook and Twitter (links below) and to get in touch with anything that can help our cause.
Blog site: http://www.savewycombehospital.wordpress.com
-you’ve been elected now go ahead and be awesome-