Defend London's NHS demonstration

From the official press release for this demo:

'This demonstration has been called by an unprecedented coalition of London residents, medical staff, trade unions and health campaigners who have come together to raise the alarm regarding the biggest threats to A & E’s, maternity units and in-hospital care for a generation.

Closures planned across the capital include nine accident and emergency departments, a number of maternity units and thousands of hospital beds that campaigners believe will put lives at risk..

Hospitals and community services are also threatened with take-over by multi-national private companies. Hundreds of thousands of London residents have pledged their opposition to these privatisation plans for the NHS.

Across the capital, tens of thousands have taken to the streets to protest and demonstrate to save their local hospitals. 80,000 signed a petition against the closures in North West London. 25,000 joined the demonstration to defend Lewisham hospital.

The local campaigns have joined up to call on the government to stop these closures. We are working together to undermine the government’s divisive tactics of playing one hospital off against another. Instead we are demanding that the government provide the funding needed for safe levels of care across the capital.'

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  • Stephen D.

    I won't be able to make it...I'm not a good host I know, sorry about this, but these demos are always clashing with work

    May 15, 2013

    • Stephen D.

      hi sandra, I work in a bar. Sadly this type of work contains shift patterns which are not conducive to be being a diligent london protester! (ie I work most weekends which is when the most important protests normally take place)

      May 19, 2013

    • sandra b

      Hey No worries Stephen. At least you set up the site. Allows the rest of us to try when we can.

      May 20, 2013

  • bilber

    So Good to see so many wondeful caring people there. Glad I bumped into you Kevin, hope to see the rest of you another time. Keep the compassion going.

    May 18, 2013

  • A former member
    A former member

    A fantastic demonstration, a large attendance with lots of chanting,
    can't wait for national NHS demo
    with regards

    1 · May 18, 2013

  • sandra b

    Hopefully I should get to this. But I was wondering if anyone knew of anything going on for the march against Monsanto on 25th May?

    May 17, 2013

  • A former member
    A former member

    I was already going on the demo anyway

    May 6, 2013

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