More than 2,000 have backed the campaign

Worthing Hospital's A&E department
Worthing Hospital's A&E department

MORE than 2,000 people from across the area have backed the Herald & Gazette’s A&E SOS campaign.

The campaign was launched in September, amid concerns for the future of emergency services, including A&E, following the awarding of a £235 million contract to private group BUPA CSH and not Western Sussex Hospitals Foundation NHS Trust, which runs Worthing and Southlands hospitals, and St Richard’s Hospital, in Chichester.

Campaigners are collecting petition slips inside Worthing Hospital today and tomorrow at a stall located outside the hospital’s pharmacy.

Sue Cook, of Fernhurst Drive, Goring, will be at the stall on both days.

She said: “I have always shown great interest in facilities for local patients. Let’s face it, everyone of us is a prospective patient. I’m totally amazed and disgusted with the actions that have been taken.”

For more A&E SOS news, see the Herald & Gazette, Thursday, October 23.