friends of the Famous Silver Star Unit at the JR Oxford

TRIUMPHANT - Silver Star Ward Safe over Summer 2010.

Yesterday it was announced that Level 6 with the Silver Star Inpatient Ward will not close this summer, and that all will return to normal on 27th September. This is excellent news. It is a triumph for the supporters of the Silver Star Charity who have worked so hard in so many different way...s: letter writing, getting the petition going, running the Savesilverstar campaign on Facebook, contacting MPs, the press, doing interviews …endless inventive and spontaneous ideas. Great thanks are also due to the staff, especially the consultants who run the Silver Star Service for working so hard in the background, despite a very heavy workload, to achieve this end, and to the support of the midwives and other staff who have encouraged and supported us in so many ways. Another big round of thanks needs to go to our new patron, Armando Iannucci, who had only just got on board with us, when he found that he had to start fighting for our survival, rather than just opening fetes and supporting our fundraising events! We hope once the dust has settled he might find it provides him with some interesting writing opportunities! He has been a Star and has earned his spurs!

Silver Star Society, Wednesday, 21st July 2010