Join the Socialist Party Join us today!

Printable version Printable version

Facebook   Twitter

Link to this page: http://www.socialistparty.org.uk/issue/897/22595

From The Socialist newspaper, 13 April 2016

Worcestershire: hands off our health service!

NHS privatisation cartoon, photo Alan Hardman

NHS privatisation cartoon, photo Alan Hardman   (Click to enlarge)

Sean McCauley, Worcestershire Socialist Party

Worcestershire has been hit time and time again with cuts to its NHS. It's been 16 years since New Labour closed Kidderminster's A&E, last year the Tories and Lib Dems closed the Cookley rehab ward and now the Tories plan to close the GP centre in the Kidderminster hospital.

Health bosses in Worcestershire have also tried for over ten years to close maternity services in Redditch. They closed it 'temporarily' in November 2015 and now plan to make it permanent after a consultation process in June.

Overall, the Tories are forcing 50 million cuts on the NHS in Worcestershire while at the same time Private Finance Initiatives (PFIs) are bleeding Worcestershire NHS dry. Over 30 years we will pay 852 million for the Worcester Royal hospital!

The mark up in terms of cost of PFI schemes is normally four times the original cost of the building of the hospital; for us it is nearly ten times.

We demand that the Alex Maternity Unit is reopened, all cuts are opposed and the PFI scheme at Worcestershire Royal is brought into the NHS.

Why not click here to join the Socialist Party, or click here to donate to the Socialist Party.


In The Socialist 13 April 2016:


Panama Papers

Panama Papers reveal corrupt system of the 1%

Austerity not needed

Reactionary EU campaigners implicated by Panama Papers

Another Fifa corruption scandal

Houses for offshore investment, we're stuck at home


Socialist Party workplace news

Nationalise to save all Steel jobs

Save BIS Sheffield: we won't be a Northern Poorhouse!

RMT branch calls for TUSC backing to continue

Doctors fight on against imposed contracts

Construction workers defend jobs and pay

Workplace news in brief


Review: Militant by Michael Crick

Review: 'Militant' by Michael Crick


Refugees

Solidarity with refugees: fight for jobs, homes and services for all

Campaigning for scholarships for refugees - and free education for all


International socialist news and analysis

France: full-scale struggle with government is erupting

Bangladesh: stop the Rampal power project

Brazil: solidarity with attacked civil servants

International Panama Papers protests


EU referendum

Bosses back EU to boost NHS sell-offs


Socialist Party campaigns

Library occupation ends with march on cutting council

Sales of the Socialist on the rise, read all about it!

No A-level courses in Knowsley thanks to 'academies' system

Workers and youth unite to defend vital services

"Not the church, not the state - women must decide their fate!"


Defend the NHS

Huddersfield A&E fightback grows

Demonstration to defend the NHS in Leicester

Worcestershire: hands off our health service!


Comment

Letter: Women and work


 

Home   |   The Socialist 13 April 2016   |   Join the Socialist Party

Subscribe   |   Donate   |   Audio  |   PDF  |   ebook






Related links:

Worcestershire:

triangleStop victimising NHS whistleblowers

triangleWorcestershire hospital deaths expose NHS crisis

triangleWhy I joined the Socialist Party: "I really can't wait for Socialism 2016"

triangleWorcester: Public meeting discusses Corbyn

triangle#KeepCorbyn campaign reports

Health:

triangleWhat we saw

triangleHealth cuts responsible for rise in deaths - reverse all austerity now

triangleSupport the NHS? Join the march!

NHS:

triangleBirmingham Central Socialist Party: NHS cuts - What do The Tories' STP plans involve?

triangleThe Socialist inbox

Cuts:

triangleCorbyn-supporting mayor oversees cuts to vital services

triangleSheffield meeting against cuts

Kidderminster:

triangleNHS in crisis

Redditch:

triangleNHS campaign gains support

Reports and campaigns

Reports and campaigns

28/2/17

Salford

Corbyn-supporting mayor oversees cuts to vital services

28/2/17

Sheffield

Sheffield meeting against cuts

28/2/17

Russian revolution

Meetings on the 1917 Russian Revolution

27/2/17

London

Picturehouse strikers stage lively demo

27/2/17

Protest

RMT plans protest against 'driver only' Merseyrail trains

27/2/17

British Airways

Mixed Fleet cabin crew announce more strike days

27/2/17

Grantham

Grantham: 1,000 march for reopening of A&E

27/2/17

Leeds

Leeds: Protest against tip stealing

24/2/17

Spelthorne

Needed: socialist councillors

22/2/17

Bristol

Bristol: Hundreds march against council cuts

22/2/17

Fighting Fund

A world to win - give us the resources!

22/2/17

Leicester

Leicester Unison no-cuts budget call

22/2/17

Trump

Socialism not Trumpism: Thousands more protest and plan to walkout

22/2/17

Union

Workplace news in brief

22/2/17

Unison

Unison Women's Conference

triangleMore Reports and campaigns articles...


Join the Socialist Party
Subscribe to Socialist Party publications
Donate to the Socialist Party

triangle28 Feb Corbyn-supporting mayor oversees cuts to vital services

triangle27 Feb Picturehouse strikers stage lively demo

triangle27 Feb Mixed Fleet cabin crew announce more strike days

triangle24 Feb Byelections: Break with Labour Blairism wasn't on offer

triangle24 Feb Needed: socialist councillors

triangle22 Feb Support the NHS? Join the march!

triangle22 Feb Thousands more protest and plan to walkout

More ...

triangle28 Feb Bristol Socialist Party: February 1917 Russian Revolution

triangle28 Feb London Socialist Students: How is the Russian Revolution relevant to LGBT+ liberation?

triangle28 Feb Manchester Socialist Party: Where does British capitalism come from?

triangle28 Feb Birmingham South East Socialist Party: The Battle of Cable Street

More ...

Socialist Party Facebook page
Socialist Party on Twitter
Visit us on Youtube

Archive

Archives:

February 2017

January 2017

2016

2015

2014

2013

2012

2011

2010

2009

2008

2007

2006

2005

2004

2003

2002

2001

2000

1999

Legal

SP RSS feed RSS

Platform setting: = No platform choice