DEFEND LONDON’S NHS RALLY
TUESDAY 10 MARCH, HAMMERSMITH TOWN HALL
Over 500 people attended the rally and heard some inspiring speakers including Dr Sandhu Ealing consultant, Andy Slaughter Labour Party MP, Dr Jillian Creasey Green Party Health Spokesperson, Dr Jackie Turner Save Our Surgeries Campaigner, Dr Louise Irvine NHS Action Party, Owen Jones columnist/campaigner
In West London, devastating hospital and A&E closures are creating dangerous waiting times for patients – now the worst in the country.
Londoners have had enough and are organising across the capital to defend their NHS. Tens of thousands of Londoners have protested, marched and signed petitions.
Organised by London Keep Our NHS Public Coordinating Committee Hosted by Save Our Hospitals (Hammersmith & Charing Cross) London.
Initial backers include:
Defend the Whittington Hospital Coalition, Save Lewisham Hospital Campaign,Save our Surgeries, Defend Haringey Health Services, Newham Save Our NHS, Ealing Save Our NHS, Waltham Forest Save Our NHS, Brent Fightback, Hackney KONP, Camden KONP, Tower Hamlets KONP, Islington KONP, London Health Emergency, Peoples’ Vote 4 NHS, Brent Trades Council, Central London Community Health Joint reps Committee, Kensington CLP, Andy Slaughter MP, Jeremy Corbyn MP, Steve Pound MP, John McDonnell MP, Gareth Thomas MP, Heidi Alexander MP, Natalie Bennett (Green Party), Dr Clive Peedell (National Health Action Party), Stephen Cowan (leader of Hammersmith council), Julian Bell (leader Ealing council), Dr Onkar Sarota (Lab spokesperson GLA), Jenny Sutton (TUSC), Dr Jacky Davis, Dr Ron Singer, Dr Jackie Turner, Dr Louise Irvine, Dr John Lister, Rehana Azam, Frank Wood Unite EC (Health), Bruce Kent, Older Feminist Network.
The Rally aims to make our demands to defend the NHS a key election issue. Bringing together people from across the capital including patients, health staff, campaigners and trade unionists can undermine divide and rule tactics of playing one hospital or service against another. Speakers include clinicians, campaigners and politicians serious about defending our NHS with more than warm words.
Discussion will highlight campaigning action in the run up to the general election to win the fight to defend our health services.
DEFEND LONDON’S NHS – SAVE OUR HEALTH SERVICE
VOTE FOR THE NHS LONDON RALLY
TUESDAY 10 MARCH HAMMERSMITH TOWN HALL
King Street W6 9JU (Hammersmith tube) 7.30pm