Mccartney Fights To Save His Local Hospital

Former BEATLE SIR PAUL MCCARTNEY is backing a new campaign to stop his local hospital from being downgraded. The UK Government plans to cut back vital services to the Conquest Hospital in St Leonards On Sea, East Sussex, close to MCCartney's country estate. The hospital is a cause close to the rocker's heart - his son JAMES was airlifted there in 1995 after crashing a Land Rover on the grounds of their Sussex farm. The singer subsequently donated a large sum of money to the hospital for the foundation of a cancer unit in his name. MCCartney is throwing his weight behind the campaign, launched by local residents, 37,000 of whom have signed petitions. In a statement, the 64-year-old says, "Any cutback in medical services for this and any other region is a real shame. "These are services for the people of the area and I for one support the efforts of the people who are trying to make sure that these closures don't happen."


Contactmusic

Tags: Sir Paul McCartney

Advertisement

More Sir Paul Mccartney

The Latest ALS Ice Bucket Challengers: Chris Martin, Stella McCartney And Kate Moss

The ALS Ice Bucket Challenge has been surfing the celebrity world for some time now with famous faces all over the world taking the plunge...

Kanye West and Sir Paul McCartney Are Making An Album Together

Kanye West and Sir Paul McCartney are recording tracks together, which could develop into a full album. Sources tell Page Six that the rapper and...

Fans Bid A Peaceful Farewell To San Francisco's Candlestick Park With Paul McCartney Gig

On Thursday, San Francisco's iconic Candlestick Park had its final event. The stadium, which has hosted games 49ers and Giants games for over five decades,...

10 Things You Didn't Know About James Corden

Rumours are rife of James Corden’s appointment as the new host of the CBS chat programme, The Late Late Show. Reports have suggested that Corden...

Advertisement

Job Advert: Lollipop Lady, or Man, For 'Beatles' Abbey Road Crossing

A Westminster councillor is making plans to create a job opening for a lollipop lady or man to work at the famous 'Beatles' zebra crossing...

Finding Fela Trailer

Fela Kuti was an phenomenally influential Nigerian musician, a pioneer of the Afrobeat musical genre and, to many people, a dangerously rebellious political revolutionary. His...

Happy Days! Why Ron Howard Will Make A Great Director Of The Beatles Documentary

Ron Howard is set to direct a new documentary focussing on The Beatles' journey from The Cavern Club in Liverpool to their final performance in...

Beatles Documentary In Safe Hands as Ron Howard Signs on to Direct

Ron Howard will direct and produce a fully authorized documentary on The Beatles touring years between 1960 and 1966, it has been confirmed. This is...

Advertisement

Comments

Sir Paul McCartney Newsletter

Subscribe to this news alert service to receive news and reviews on Sir Paul McCartney

Unsubscribe | Unsubscribe All