DEFEND LONDON’S NHS DEMONSTRATION 18 MAY. London Keep Our NHS Public
Date(s) - 18/05/2013
12:00 pm - 5:00 pm
Support for the demo 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, David Lammy MP, Frank Dobson MP, Jeremy Corbyn MP, John McDonnel MP, Diane Abbot MP, London Green Party, Dr Onkar Sahota, Jennette Arnold GLA members, Catherine West, Leader Islington Council, Rachael Saunders Councillor Tower Hamlets, Unite the Union, London Region GMB, National Union of Journalists, Tower Hamlets BMA, Whipps cross Hospital Unison, Save Chase Farm, Brent Fightback, Kensington and Chelsea Residents Save Our Hospitals, Ealing Trades Union Council NHS Campaign, Roger Lloyd Pack, Ealing Southall CLP, Kingston Trades Council, Kingston and Surbiton Green Party, Kingston Keep Our NHS Public , Kingston GMB, Unite the Resistance, Islington Trades Council, We Are Waltham Forest Defending Our NHS, Camden Keep Our NHS Public , Euston Tower PCS, Islington NUT, Tower Hamlets Keep Our NHS Public, NHS Action Party, City & Hackney Coalition to Defend the NHS, Lambeth Keep Our NHS Public, Camden Unison, Coalition of Resistance, Greenwich, Bexley & Bromley Save Our Local Hospitals, Lambeth Pensioners Action Group, PCS DEFRA Southern, Defend Haringey Health Services Coalition, Islington Pensioners Forum, Redbridge Save Our NHS, Islington North CLP, Defend Haringey Health Services.
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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.
Help save London’s Health Service
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.
Please ask your organisation to pledge their support to publicise the demonstration by adding your name.
Donations towards costs will also be gratefully received (Cheques to Loncon Keep Our NHS Public c/o 32 Savernake Rd, NW3 2JP).
Hashtags for Twitter and Livestreamers: #SaveNHS #May18 #OLSX