Category NHS campaign

THE QUESTIONS NHS BOSSES MUST ANSWER ABOUT DISTRICT NURSES CHANGES

Summary:  Stroud Against the Cuts have written to Gloucestershire Care Services raising serious concerns about proposals to change the way District Nurses work in the county. Staff have told Stroud Against the Cuts they are deeply worried about the changes, which may mean District Nurses working in isolation from each other and their colleagues, jeopardising […]

SUPPORT THE NATIONAL DEMO TO SAVE THE NHS ON 29TH SEPTEMBER!

Coach from Gloucester and Stroud to the demonstration at the Tory conference in Manchester on September 29th Unite has organised a coach picking up in Gloucester and Stroud – Free to all union members & families – other campaigners please apply. Departs at 8.30am Bus station, Merrywalks, Stroud Departs at 9.00am 1 Pullman Court, Great […]

PEOPLE’S HISTORY EVENT – 65 YEARS OF THE NHS – the history of the NHS & what the future holds

The NHS was created after World War II, when working class people were determined there’d be no return to the poverty, hunger, squalor & diseases of the 1930s. The ConDems are driving us back to those bleak years. The history of healthcare and the struggle to win a national health service has vital lessons for […]

Please sign the Petition against Closure of Cheltenham General Hospital`s A & E department

  Please sign the Petition against Closure of Cheltenham General Hospital`s A & E department – http://epetitions.direct.gov.uk/petitions/45279 So far 1 in 10 A&E departments are slated for downgrade or closure nationally. In opposition the Conservatives championed the retention of local A&Es and opposed the Labour government`s programme of downgrading district hospitals. In 2007 Shadow Health […]

This advert shows private health insurers understand what`s happening to the NHS- let`s hope the public wakes up in time!

The advert above contains 2 truths and one lie: YES the government IS cutting NHS funding YES wards and other related areas ARE closing in hospitals NO private medical insurance is not inexpensive: As private medical insurer Passport2Health pointed out in a 2012 report: “Only 11% of the UK can currently afford private medical insurance”

Public meeting – HOW CAN WE SAVE THE NHS?

HOW CAN WE SAVE THE NHS? Monday, 15 April, 7.30 p.m. in 8 Milsom St, Cheltenham A strategy for local campaigns together with the unions & NHS staff. Open to all local people who want to save the NHS and fight the cuts, as well as trade unions, local campaigns, including anti-cuts groups in Stroud, […]

HANDS OFF CHELTENHAM`S ACCIDENT & EMERGENCY – PROTEST RALLY – Saturday 6 APRIL

CHELTENHAM GENERAL HOSPITAL`S ACCIDENT & EMERGENCY DEPARTMENT IS UNDER THREAT OF CLOSURE – A protest rally has been organised by health campaigners across the county to oppose the downgrading of Cheltenham`s A&E to a minor injuries unit which would reduce the county`s A&E capacity to a dangerously low level. The rally will take place on […]