• Meeting the Independent Reconfiguration Panel

    Rachel Hawthorn, Will Purvis & Darren Sanders - Picture Courtesy of the News, Portsmouth

    Yesterday I met with the members of the Government’s Independent Reconfiguration Panel
    to present evidence on how the Hospital Trust failed to consult over the ward closure and why the G5 end-of-life care ward should be reopened.

    I spent about an hour with the IRP, the meeting went very well and they seemed very interested in what we had to say and gave us a lot of time to talk through everything. We handed over a copy of our petition with 10,000 names on. I think they were quite surprised at the number of signatures and it showed the strength of feeling about G5 here in Portsmouth.

    Rachel Hawthorn from The News came along with us to present a copy of all the articles and letters that they had too. She has written a really good piece about the meeting in The News today and you can read it online here.