The Queen Elizabeth Hospital in King’s Lynn.

West Norfolk residents have rallied round to boost signatures on a petition which calls for a new hospital.

This week the petition reached the 10,000-signature milestone which will mean the government has to respond.

Former Norfolk High Sheriff James Bagge, who is spearheading the petition as ambassador for the Love West Norfolk initiative, has thanked everyone for their support but emphasised the fight is not over and many more names are still needed.

The aim is get to 100,000 signatures before September 9 to force a parliamentary debate.
King’s Lynn’s Queen Elizabeth Hospital has outlived its 30-year lifespan and has around 200 props holding up the roof.

Mr Bagge said: “Thank you so much to everyone who has signed our petition so far.

“To hit the 10,000 signatures is a real achievement and demonstrates how much people value the Queen Elizabeth Hospital. So many of us have benefitted from its excellent care.

“But undoubtedly a new fit-for-purpose hospital is urgently required. And we need your help.

“If you haven’t already done so, please sign the petition. And when you’ve signed it, share it with your friends and family and ask them to do the same. Please share it far and wide and help us to help the Queen Elizabeth Hospital.

“We need as many people as possible to add their signature, to add their voice as we say that West Norfolk vitally needs a new hospital.

“We have until September 9 to get as many signatures as possible – a matter of weeks to make a difference for West Norfolk and for everyone who will ever call on the Queen Elizabeth Hospital’s services.”

Your Local Paper last week highlighted how important it is for people to sign.

Click the picture below to be taken to the petition.