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The Socialist 3 October 2018 |
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Save Wirral NHS walk-in centres
NHS demonstration 30 June 2018, photo Paul Mattsson, photo Paul Mattsson (Click to enlarge)
Only months since Eastham NHS walk-in centre was restored to full opening hours after the tremendous successful local campaign against the previous threat to close it, five centres across the Wirral face closure under new plans.
The cutters in Wirral are using very similar language to their equivalents in Sheffield, who proposed similar attacks but who have just been defeated by a local campaign. Even the ridiculous pretext that shutting the walk-ins is to stop people getting confused, is identical to the cuts proposals in Sheffield. This is clearly a coordinated plan.
We're turning over our Socialist Party branch meeting on 4 October to a public discussion on how to save the walk-in centres, come along and take part.
- How can we save Wirral's walk-in centres? Thursday 4 October, 7.30-9pm, Stork Hotel, 41 Price Street, Birkenhead, CH41 6JN.
Hugh Caffrey, North West Socialist Party secretary