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Campaigners to rally over future of Minor Injuries Units in East Yorkshire

Campaigners worried about the future of local Minor Injuries Units (MIU) in East Yorkshire are planning to protest in Beverley today.

A protest has previously taken place at Hornsea Cottage Hospital Credit: ITV News

The rally has been organised by Graham Stuart, the Conservative MP for Beverley and Holderness, and is the third of its kind.

Hundreds of people have previously rallied over controversial plans to close at least three of East Yorkshire's Minor Injuries Units.

Today's protest takes place outside Beverley Community Hospital on Swinemoor Lane.

At the same time, activists from the local Labour party are expected to join the protest and highlight what they call 'the financial crisis in the NHS'. They will be joined by members from health union UNISON and Friends of Beverley Community Hospital.

Hull East MP Karl Turner is also expected to attend to show his support for the cause.

"Our NHS is a treasured national asset but it needs money. It needs it now and in the long term. The NHS will only survive for as long as there are people who will fight for it, so I'd urge everyone to show their support this Saturday at 11am outside the Beverley Community Hospital on Swinemoor Lane"

– George McManus, Beverley Labour Party