Honiton/Ottery/Seaton: Red Lines around community hospitals on 1 April

“HEALTH campaigners say “you can’t fool us” as they prepare for a dramatic Devon-wide demonstration on April 1 against plans to reorganise health services in Devon. Save Our Hospital Services activists plan to form a red line of people around hospitals in Ilfracombe, Bideford, South Molton, Barnstaple, Exeter Honiton, Ottery St Mary, Seaton and Torbay.

Demonstrators are opposing the Devon Sustainability and Transformation Plan (STP), a plan to reduce the area’s NHS deficit, which will be more than £550m by 2020/21. In North Devon for example the Northern Devon Healthcare Trust is using a consultation to decide on the future of acute health services at North Devon District Hospital. …”

Red Lines at hospitals across Devon on April 1:

Honiton – Activists will assemble at St Paul’s on the High Street before marching to the hospital, EX14 1EY, at 11am.

Ottery St Mary – Activists will gather outside the Ottery St Mary Hospital, EX11 8ER, at 2pm.

Seaton – Demonstrators will gather outside Seaton Hospital at 10am.