Oct. 17 rally for a new hospital in Lower West Side - St. Vincent's Hospital - Call to Action
Please join us for a rally on Sunday, October 17, at 2 p.m. We are meeting outside of the main building of the former St. Vincent's Hospital at the corner of 7th Avenue and West 12th Street.
We want to express to our politicians that the community is united in believing that we need a hospital in the Lower West Side of Manhattan.
St. Vincent's Hospital closed on April 30 under shady conditions, with no notice to the public. In an emergency, every minute counts. Meanwhile, here we are now way past 100 days that the Lower West Side has been without a hospital.
This rally is fully-accessible for the disabled. For the hearing impaired, a transcript of the video follows :
I want to encourage folks to come to the rally on October 17th. We really need a hospital in this neighborhood. Having an Emergency Room close by is very important.
The closing of St. Vincent's was really a disaster for this neighborhood.
Hello, please, you must come to our rally on October 17th in front of St. Vincent's at 2 p.m. We are hoping we'll get 1,000 people -- at least. Your life could count and depend upon having a hospital in our community.
Unless we have over 1,000 people come out on October 17th at 2 p.m., the powers that be and politicians will think that we are accepting this. And that is wrong, because everybody that I talk to knows that it's wrong, and they are very upset over the closing of St. Vincent's Hospital.
We've heard of 45 minute waits for ambulances, to start with, and then trying to get cross-town on 14th Street ?
When you are having an emergency, every minute counts.
Is that enough to convince you that your life depends upon attending this rally. Thank you. I look forward to seeing you there.