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Rally to mark hospital closure

27th March 2006
Campaigners in Bradford-on-Avon held a rally and demonstration to mark the closure of their local community hospital. The rally was not designed to keep the hospital open; campaigners have already accepted its demise. Instead, the aim was to show the town's "appreciation for all the hospital has done over the last 70 years."

But that was not all. The campaigners also wanted to "send a message loud and clear that closure need not be the end of having NHS-funded beds in Bradford" and believe they have some practical proposals for the continued use of the hospital site for community health and social care services.

The rally is one of many events around Wiltshire designed to highlight the threat to the remaining community hospitals and the campaigners raised a petition which they subsequently took to the Community Hospitals Acting Nationally Together (CHANT) rally in Westminster the following day.

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