A WOMAN who fought for over a decade to open an NHS clinic in Bromley has died at the age of 100.

Jane Gilchrist, from Bickley, is said to have worked for 12 years to set up the facility, which offered homeopathic treatment for those unable to afford private healthcare.

The campaigner was for many years secretary of Bromley Homeopathic Group and its current chair, Cynthia Burton, has paid tribute.

“Jane had a dynamic personality and was a good speaker, as well as a good listener,” she said.

“She was still attending NHS Reform marches in London up to the age of 95. When asked to be a speaker at local groups she would always say, “Yes, God and homeopathy willing”.”

Opened in 1995, the clinic was consultant-led and provided outpatient services once a week.

Unfortunately it was closed due to funding problems after 10 years, though the group is hoping to see the unit up and running again soon.