Walking pier for new hospital theatre

Echo: All smiles - some of those who joined the Southend Pier walk All smiles - some of those who joined the Southend Pier walk

WALKERS took to Southend’s iconic pleasure pier on Sunday to raise money for Southend Hospital.

Some fundraisers wore fancy dress, while others just wrapped up warm to walk up and down the 1.34-mile-long pier, but they were all raising cash for a new keyhole surgery theatre suite at the hospital.

Organised by Leigh Rotary Club, walkers braved the wind and chilly temperatures, from 10am to 4pm, to do their bit and contribute to the £600,000 state-of-the-art surgery suite.

The new equipment will benefit hundreds of patients every year, allowing the hospital to perform the latest and most complex keyhole procedures for those undergoing cancer or general surgery.

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4:14pm Thu 27 Mar 14

runwellian says...

A great deal of the state of art equipment at Southend hospital has been paid fro by public funds ... but when it comes to selling off the services, what happens to all this equipment?
A great deal of the state of art equipment at Southend hospital has been paid fro by public funds ... but when it comes to selling off the services, what happens to all this equipment? runwellian
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