LETTER: Views on new hospital provision

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Cllr Helena Croft (Roffey North) said at a public meeting on 20 April 2013: ‘One of the advantages of the North Horsham project is its deliverability. It will be very difficult to deliver this, politically, without the provision of a hospital.’

After that meeting, Cllr Jim Rae (Holbrook East) wrote on Facebook: “The West Sussex County Times asked whether the possible provision of a new hospital within the proposed North Horsham development was ‘a bribe’, of course it was.”

He said the failure of the hospital plan is ‘very bad news for Horsham District as the hopes and aspirations of a decade have been dealt the cruel blow by our residents’ own doctors, not the politicians. However, as the GPs have apparently killed any hope of that ‘bribe’ materialising it is possibly a massive relief for the residents of North Horsham.’

Cllr Rae concluded by saying: ‘Without a full NHS funded A&E receiving hospital I cannot see how such a huge development (4,500 houses) can be justified - can you?’

Yet Cllr Rae in July 2013 and again on 30 April 2014 voted for 2,500 homes in the Strategic Gap.

Now on Facebook he says that he will vote against 2,000 more being dumped in North Horsham.

Why does Cllr Rae waste his time on Facebook? Nobody is listening to him because nobody believes a single word he says.

ELIZABETH BARTNOVSKAYA

Heath Way, Horsham