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From The Socialist newspaper, 27 April 2011
Stop the Connaught closure
Bob Severn and a Whipps Cross worker
The Con-Dem government claims that no frontline NHS services will be cut. But the Connaught day hospital, at Whipps Cross general hospital in north east London, is threatened with closure.
The day hospital provides specialist care to the elderly - how much more frontline can you get?
The axing of the day centre would be on top of a ward closure, and two wards being 'renovated' so that they now have significantly less beds.
Maybe we should not worry. We have been told by the trust that the service is not being axed, it is being 're-provided'. That gives little assurance to day hospital staff and patients.
- Further talks between the trust and the unions are due as the Socialist goes to press. An emergency protest has been called for 28 April and the Waltham Forest anti-cuts union will be campaigning against the closure.
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In The Socialist 27 April 2011:
Trade Unionist and Socialist Coalition
Fight the cuts: Vote for a socialist alternative
Why I'm standing on 5 May
Fight the cuts - strike, demonstrate, stand against cuts
TUSC election challenge: vote socialist to stop the cuts
May Day Greetings
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Socialist Party news and analysis
No Health Cuts, No Privatisation
NHS cuts Leeds: Save Yorkshire's children's heart surgery unit
Stop the Connaught closure
Teachers' conference calls for strike ballot to defend pensions
Bristol 'Tesco riot' reveals anger
Royal wedding: Not much bread but there's plenty of circuses
News in brief
Socialist Party workplace news
Striking for jobs
Management failures force school strike
National Shop Stewards Network 2011 Conference
Saltend lockout: Struggle continues
Support the Leeds Fed strikers
Workplace news in brief
International socialist news and analysis
Syria: Assad's regime uses brutal terror to suppress opposition
Manningham Mills 1890-1891: A strike that changed Britain's unions
Socialist Party campaigns
Police assist racist EDL marchers
Opposing the BNP
Swansea says: make the fat cats pay!
The Socialist 27 April 2011 |
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