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Fight to save hospital named after a war hero

Edward Hain Hospital in St Ives has been closed since February Credit: ITV News

The descendants of a war hero who had a hospital in St Ives named after him are joining a worldwide campaign to save it.

The Edward Hain Hospital, which has twelve beds, has been closed since February after health officials said it posed a health risk. It'll cost £900,000 to make it safe.

Campaigners fear the NHS won't fund that and the hospital won't re-open.

Edward Hain died at Gallipoli but his name lived on with the hospital named after him Credit: Family

The hospital opened in 1920 and was named after Edward Hain, who died at Gallipoli in the First World War.

His great grandson Tim Hain, a musician, is hosting a fundraising concert in London to support the hospital.

"It's special to me and my family I guess because first of all we felt a sense of indignation that something that had been gifted to the community ninety six years ago was being usurped by the quote unquote authorities and is now in danger of closing down".

– Tim Hain

The concert is taking place at the Virgin Money Rooms in London on Friday 28 October at 7am. Find out more here.