A message from Tony Nuttall – Secretary of Barnsley Save Our NHS
The NHS will be celebrating its 70th anniversary on Thursday 5th July. This is at a time when it is increasingly under attack by the Tories. In Barnsley, we have already seen the removal of hyperacute stroke beds, the closure of Mount Vernon Hospital, the closure of the Keresforth Centre and the transfer of support services at Barnsley Hospital to an “arms-length company”. Further cuts of up to £571million are envisaged in South Yorkshire and Bassetlaw. The same is happening throughout the country, meaning that the future of the NHS is in doubt.
On Saturday, 30th June, in London, there will be a national demonstration to say that a publicly owned and funded NHS is essential to the quality of life of ordinary working people and must stay. This message needs to be sent not only to the Tories but to all political parties. The demonstration is officially supported by the TUC, Health Campaigns Together, the People’s Assembly and all the main NHS trade unions.
We will be running transport from Barnsley. If you would like to book a seat(s), please contact me, Tony Nuttall, on 0775 883 6854. We will be leaving at 7.30am on Saturday 30th from opposite the Parkway Cinema in the middle of town. Seats will be £20 waged. £10 unwaged.
It’s hoped that we can get a big contingent from Barnsley to take a stand on this most important issue.
Further details of the demo are at: https://www.healthcampaignstog ether.com/