Campaigners on the march to “keep Wythenshawe Hospital special”

kaneCampaigners against plans to downgrade Wythenshawe Hospital so it is no longer a specialist site for general surgery will be on the march on Saturday (November 7).

The Keep Wythenshawe Special Campaign which has cross-party support will be staging a march and protest rally, backed by doctors, nurses and other staff from the hospital as well as local residents, councillors and MPs.

The protest is in response to what campaigners believe is a flawed decision by the Greater Manchester Healthier Together process, which chose not to have Wythenshawe Hospital as a specialist site for general surgery.

Wythenshawe’s Labour MP, Mike Kane, will be speaking at a rally in Wythenshawe Town Centre together with Stretford and Urmston’s Kate Green and Altrincham and Sale West’s Tory MP, Graham Brady.

Mr Kane said: “We hope that local community groups, churches, councillors, children and families will come together and join us in a march from Newall Green Primary school (meeting at 11am) to Wythenshawe Town Centre.”

The march will be followed by a rally at 1pm in Wythenshawe Town Centre (just in front of costa coffee).

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