Created: Friday, 05 April 2013 14:50
Save Our Hospitals ? No to Privatisation
DEMONSTRATION SATURDAY 18 MAY 2013
12 noon Jubilee Gardens, online Waterloo
Belvedere Rd, store SE1
Support for the demo so far includes: Save Lewisham Hospital Campaign, Defend Whittington Hospital Coalition, Save our Hospitals Ealing, Save Hammersmith and Charing Cross Hospitals, Andy Slaughter MP, Steve Pound MP, Virendra Sharma MP, John Cryer MP, Onkar Sahota GLA member, Rachael Saunders Councillor Tower Hamlets, Unite the Union, BMA Tower Hamlets, Save Chase Farm, Brent Fightback, Kensington and Chelsea Residents Save Our Hospital, Ealing Trades Union Council NHS Campaign, Ealing Southall CLP, Kingston Trades Council, Kingston and Surbiton Green Party, Kingston Keep Our NHS Public , Kingston GMB, We Are Waltham Forest Defending Our NHS, Camden Keep Our NHS Public , Tower Hamlets Keep Our NHS Public, City & Hackney Coalition to Defend the NHS, Lambeth Keep Our NHS Public, Lambeth Pensioners Action Group.
The demonstration has been called by Save our Hospital campaigns across London and London Keep Our NHS Public. It has been backed by Unite the union, a number of MPs and councillors, trade unions and the London Labour Party.
This coalition of London residents, medical staff, trade unions and health campaigners 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.