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EVENT - Tower Hamlets Save the NHS campaign launch, 30th March 2013, 9.15pm

EVENT

65th birthday of the NHS and it is under severe threat from cuts and privatisation. Health Workers are losing jobs and having working conditions worsened. Waiting lists grow. With the biggest PFI in Europe at the Royal London and 42 years of NHS payments to the PFI company at profiteering rates, Tower Hamlets is in the midst of the destruction of the NHS.

EVENT
27 February 2013

 

This meeting is to for health workers and local residents to share experience and build the local campaign for the nhs.,

The panel below will give short speeches with public discussion discussion.

Gill George UNITE Health Executive,(personal capacity), Cllr Rachael Saunders (Labour Party Chair Health Scrutiny LBTH) Cllr Asad (LBTH Cabinet and Chair Health and Wellbeing Board) Dr Jackie Applebee Chair GP Forum and BMA Kath Jennings Ambulance paramedic (personal capacity) Abdirashid Hirad TH MIND and community activist, Cameron Stocks Barts and the London Medical Student Medsin, Alice Zaerin, Save Lewisham Hospital Campaign

 

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