Save The Good Samaritan Public House
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This Public House is the last remaining watering hole open for the succour and enjoyment of those who live nearby; work for and visit The Royal London Hospital.
The Good Samaritan has been an institution of the East End for nearly 100 years. Serving the staff and medical students and seen as a rite of passage to some; 'The Good Sam's has cemented its reputation as the social heart of the local hospital community. Being as close as we are to the Royal London Hospital we also serve as a place of comfort and refuge for those who've just been dealt the worst news of their lives. We have what I like to call "temporary regulars" in that there are people we see every day for months on end, while their loved ones are being cared for by the dedicated, hardworking hospital staff.
Not only is the pub a place of sanctuary for patients and family members alike, it's also "the local" for the doctors, medical students and hospital staff. In what could be considered an ironic twist, Barts & The London have applied for a 3 storey extension to the west elevation. As much as this is a common sight amongst the gentrification of the East End, it's surely got to a point where a public house as valid and important as this must be saved. The hospital staff we've made aware of this issue are devastated by the news and have offered their full support to save the Good Sam's.
A vast area nearby will be demolished and re-built as flats to the benefit of the developers and, no doubt, it's new inhabitants (near to the City etc).
The Good Samaritan itself retains a vital role in the community, for the community and for The Royal London Hospital.
Please help to ensure that this PH is not demolished for the sake of 2/3 extra flats.
As well as signing this Change.org petition we cannot encourage people enough to express their feelings further to:
Application Number: PA/16/00988
Any words you can say about why this pub is an important place to you would be greatly appreciated.
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