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Posts Tagged ‘NHS’

Campaigners to thank NHS on 70th Photo opportunity

Posted on: 5th July 2018

West Cornwall Hospital 1pm – Belair Clinic 1.30pm – Bolitho House 1.50pm – Edward Hain Hospital 2.30pm – St Michael’s Hospital – 3.15pm – Helston Community Hospital 4pm West Cornwall Health Campaigners will deliver birthday cards, thanks and cheer signed and supported by hundreds of local patients on the afternoon of NHS 70th Birthday celebrations […]

Many thanks to the many people who supported our “Save our NHS” event

Posted on: 5th July 2018

Many thanks for the impressive showing and to the many people who supported our “Save our NHS” campaign event in Penzance last Saturday. The petition for PROPER funding for our NHS gathered support from the vast majority. Today is the NHS’s 70th Birthday. We’ll visit local hospitals to thank NHS staff and deliver birthday cards […]

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‘Save our NHS’ campaign gets strong support in Penzance

Posted on: 4th July 2018

Health campaigners received strong backing from thousands of locals in Penzance on Saturday; supporting the case for proper funding to protect local services and hospitals. The event which took place in the centre of Penzance also heard speeches from local clinician – Dr Rupert Manley – on behalf of many staff working in the service, […]

More drama than substance

Posted on: 21st June 2018

The dramatic sounding Prime-Ministerial announcement of more money for our NHS was just that – more drama than substance. Barely papers over the cracks Breathless media reporters gasped, but woefully miscalculated. The Government is offering 3.4% more per annum over the next 5 years. This barely papers over the cracks; is a lower increase than […]

“Wear a bandage” to show support for NHS

Posted on: 19th June 2018

Disappointed by the government’s ‘inadequate’ offer to the NHS local campaigners are calling on the public to “wear a bandage” to show support for the NHS. The Save our NHS campaign group made up of NHS staff, health professionals and cross-Party health campaigners will gather for a vigil in Penzance town centre on the eve […]

Health Campaigners will gather in Pz Town Centre on 30th June

Posted on: 18th June 2018

Save our NHS campaigners including representatives from Keep our NHS Public, West Cornwall Heathwatch, 38 Degrees, local NHS and health professionals and health campaigners will gather in the centre of Penzance on the morning of Saturday 30th June. Campaigners will gather for a vigil and rally at the bottom of Causewayhead between 11am and 12.30pm […]

Jenny Agutter gives strong backing to “Save our NHS” campaign

Posted on: 18th June 2018

Video-1 Internationally renowned actor and star of TV drama Call the Midwife, Jenny Agutter, has pledged her support for a cross-Party campaign to “Save our NHS”. This follows yesterday’s NHS funding announcement by the Prime Minister. The campaign group of medical professionals and health campaigners are calling for “20% more by 2020”. This contrasts with […]

NHS “sticking plaster” cash promise is nothing like enough

Posted on: 17th June 2018

Today’s hastily cobbled together face-saving NHS cash initiative by the PM is nothing like enough. It won’t even come close to resolving the serious crisis her Government has placed our NHS in. Welcome as it is, the extra funding is a more of a sticking plaster for the tattered reputation of the Conservative Party than […]

To “Save our NHS”…it needs “20% more by 2020” – cross/non-Party Campaign launched

Posted on: 13th June 2018

A major campaign group of current and recently retired NHS clinicians, medical staff and cross/non Party campaigners have launched a campaign which calls on the Government to “Save our NHS” by significantly increase resources – “20% more by 2020”. Headed by NHS campaigner and former MP, Andrew George and former Cornwall NHS Chief, Dr Colin […]

Safe staffing

Posted on: 9th April 2018

When I was in Parliament the campaign I was leading to secure mandated safe staffing was making headway. But since the Conservatives governed on their own all that work and progress has been shelved. Instead they’re dumbing-down standards and heaping pressure on staff. This produces just one result. Over-worked staff driven out of the service […]