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From The Socialist newspaper, 14 February 2018

Stop press: victory - campaign saves NHS neuro-rehab ward

Marching to save Chatsworth ward, 2.9.17, photo Elaine Evans

Marching to save Chatsworth ward, 2.9.17, photo Elaine Evans   (Click to enlarge)

The campaign to save the Chatsworth rehab ward in Mansfield, Nottinghamshire, has won. Last summer, bosses announced the specialist facility for neurological conditions would close.

Chatsworth nurse and Socialist Party member Tom Hunt helped lead the successful campaign to save it. This latest victory follows the successful campaign to save Glenfield Children's heart centre in Leicester, where the Socialist Party also played a leading role.

Tom told the Socialist: "Victory for staff as decision to close Chatsworth ward overturned. Staff send message of gratitude to Socialist Party. More news to follow."

#WeAreAllChatsworth

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