Benefit Night for Save our Hospitals

We are very lucky that the following artists have offered their talent and time for free in support of the Save Our Hospitals campaign. In the spirit of our campaign, we intend
to split the proceeds 50/50 with our campaign and yours. 

Robb Johnson
"An English original" - The Guardian
There is no songwriter to compare with Robb Johnson operating in the UK" - R2


Still going strong since the late 80's, they mix punk with anarchist lyrical content. We have seen them live twice and they get your blood pumping! They will be playing
tracks from their new album.

Sonja Quita
Quirky comedienne ,surreal stories, satire. Sonja is also an actor, having appeared in award winning short films.

Mista Resistance (Graham from Hammersmith and Fulham campaign!)
Acoustic set from a passionate and committed campaigner.

Venue: O'Neills, 326 Earls Court Road, London, SW5 9BQ

Doors open: 7pm. £5.00 waged; £3.00 unwaged.

O'Neills have given us the run of the pub and they will have a special dish on the night, all proceeds of which will go to our mutual campaigns.

We would appreciate some volunteers to help decorate the pub on the night as well as some help at the door and keeping the artists happy!

Look forward to hearing from you.

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Festival of Dissent




The Friends of Brompton Cemetery 

Kensington and Chelsea Residents in support of the Save Our Hospitals campaign
present a walk:
Medical Excellence, Pioneers & Memorable People
Saturday, 10th November 2012 at 10:30am.

Brompton Cemetery, Fulham Road  London SW10 9UG

Nearest Tube: West Brompton (District Line)

Meet at the Chapel where refreshments will be available.

The walk will start at 11 am and will last approx. 1 ½ hours and will take place regardless of the weather, for a donation of £6.00. (Accompanied children go free).

Followed by the laying of a wreath in remembrance of Dr Golding, founder of Charing Cross Hospital

A Festival of Dissent event.

Further travel information:

South Gate off Fulham Rd. North Gate off Old Brompton Rd

West Brompton - District Line (Wimbledon branch)

14, 74, 190, 211, 328, 414, 430, C1, C3 all operate near Brompton Cemetery 





Weekend of Protest as consultation on A&E closures ends

March and Rally Saturday 6th October

The campaign to Save Local Hospitals reached a climax this weekend when over 500 local residents took to the streets on Saturday to oppose the closures of Charing Cross and Hammersmith Hospitals’ A&E departments. They were accompanied by supporters from sister campaigns in Brent and Ealing. The march, from Shepherds Bush Green to Charing Cross Hospital, ended in a Rally in Lillie Road Recreation ground, where local politicians of all parties, as well as health workers and the leaders of the Community campaign from across west London spoke about how these cuts were an attack on the health service, and would endanger people’s lives. The Chair of the campaign, Carlo Nero read out messages of support from Sir Ian McKellen, Vanessa Redgrave and Sheila Hancock.

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March Report October 2012


The Rally in Lillie Road Recreational ground was attended by a large crowd who heard the Chair of Save our Hospitals in Hammersmith read out messages of support from Ian McKellen, Vanessa Redgrave and Sheila Hancock

Sir Ian McKellen

As a lifetime beneficiary and supporter of the NHS, I am very sorry that I can't join you on Saturday for Save Our Hospitals’ rally.

This week I consulted the manager of my local health centre and she wrote the following:

The impact of the Health and Social Care Act is expected to be massive. Although, prior to the Act, services had been outsourced to private health care companies, this will escalate under the Act. We are already seeing the impact on patient care, for example, with the Camden Road GP practice that was taken over by one private health care provider, who found they could not make a profit on it and sold the practice on to a second private provider who also found they couldn’t make a profit so pulled out – leaving the patients with no practice.

Locally we had a situation in the last few days where GPs have received a letter from the Chief Exec of Barts Health asking us not to refer patients to them unless it is an emergency. Patients’ lives are being put at risk.

On Friday 21st September we received a letter from the head of the London Ambulance Service saying they were very stretched and asking us not to call for ambulances except in emergencies.

I do hope your event has an impact and that current policies can be reversed.   

Ian McKellen

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