We’re reaching a crucial point in the fight to save the NHS.
The attack on the Health Service is growing as the government prepares a wave of privatisations. Meanwhile, local NHS bosses are planning to re-run their plans to close A&Es at Epsom and St Helier hospitals in September. These closures will increase the pressure on Kingston Hospital and hit our local services hard.
But there’s also a growing fight to save the NHS. The three biggest unions have launched a national demonstration against NHS closures and privatisations on Sunday 29th September in Manchester, on the first day of Conservative Party conference. We want the maximum amount of health campaigners, hospital workers and local people to be able to come and show that we are united against the assault on our NHS.
Kingston KONP needs funds to help put on transport to the demonstration, but also to continue its work of campaigning against the sell-off of NHS services and to build a campaign to save local A&Es. In the last few months, we’ve played an important role in getting the decision to close these services postponed.
Please consider sending a donation to help the work of Kingston KONP – or if you’re a trade unionist, bring it up in your branch meeting. Cheques should be made payable to “Kingston Keep Our NHS Public” and sent to Kingston Keep Our NHS Public, 15 Ash Close, New Malden KT3 3EA.