Local MP Douglas Carswell is 100% behind efforts to safeguard Clacton Hospital's Minor Injuries Unit.
Douglas had discussions with NHS bosses, making clear that closure was unacceptable.
"Every day, on average 70 local residents walk into the Minor Injuries Unit. Many are in pain or have had accidents", he said.
"If the Minor Injuries Unit wasn't there, people would have to go to Colchester Hospital and not be seen locally.
"I've spoken very directly to those running the consultation. I'm confident that we can win this fight. We can't be certain, but am confident this battle will be won."