Stafford Hospital protests

A second march is taking place today in support of Stafford Hospital and against the threat of cuts to the maternity and paediatric services.

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Stafford Hospital protests: Consultation to end in days

The consultation process over plans to transfer maternity and paediatric services from Stafford Hospital is due to end on Tuesday (1 October).

Ahead of the deadline members of the Support Stafford Hospital (SSH) campaign have organised today's second rally in the town centre.

A spokesman for SSH said the march was the chance for "one last push" backing the retaining of all services at Stafford, adding clinical standards and confidence in the hospital had risen significantly since the scandal.

The administrators have said the trust is too small to provide adequate standards of clinical care in the longer term and partnering up with larger hospital trusts is the only way for Stafford Hospital to survive.

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