Guildhall centreDue to unfair cuts to the local NHS the Guildhall Walk Healthcare Centre in the city centre of Portsmouth faces closure by the local clinical commissioning group.

We’re campaigning to keep this vital local service open.  Other local doctor surgeries do not have the capacity to take on patients from the Guildhall centre. The closure of the facility will put further pressures in surgery waiting times in the city.

If the planned cut goes ahead the city will be left with only one walk in centre. People living near the city centre will be forced to use the centre at St Mary’s whilst others may have to head to QA Hospital. It is unclear whether this facility could cope with extra demand. This disruption will particularly affect older people and students.

The Guildhall surgery provides support for homeless people and drug addicts. Yet again Tory cuts are hurting the most vulnerable people in our city.

Please support this campaign so that we can put pressure on the decision makers to stop this proposal.

Stephen Morgan and Yahiya Chowdhury

Here are three ways that YOU can support the campaign to stop the closure

  1. Click here to sign the petition
  2. Download and print this POSTER about the Guildhall Walk Centre petition
  3. The Clinical Commissioning Group has launched a consultation on their proposals for the future of the Guildhall Walk Healthcare Centre, which includes relocating it to the St.Mary’s Treatment Centre. Four options were put forward in the paper considered by the Board which you can view at Their intention is to launch a 12 week formal consultation shortly which will run into January, allowing extra time for the holiday period. Have a look and send in your comments!