We were delighted to be invited to host a stall at Saturday’s Huntingdon Carnival on the 11th August. Meeting members of the public and asking their opinions about local changes to the NHS led to some unexpected but very welcome conversations. Many who came to the stall were staff from Hinchingbrooke who spoke of their first-hand experience of the changes and their fears for the future of their jobs.
Jane Howell, campaigner felt the day was very worthwhile: “We were surprised to have so many people coming to the stall asking questions about our work and especially what was happening at Hinchingbrooke now that it is part of Peterborough City Hospital. It was a wonderful day and there is no doubt in our minds that there is still a great love and respect for our local hospital. The response we had made it clear to us that our campaign must continue to monitor all the local vital services such as A&E, maternity and surgical departments”
Huntingdon Mayor Sarah Gifford, after talking to members, agreed to a photograph to support the group – with a passing friendly Godmanchester Lion who got in the picture!