Rally in Liverpool on Friday 2 February and National Demonstration in London on Saturday 3 February
Join the demonstration called by the People’s Assembly and Health Campaigns Together.
Saturday 3 February
Gower Street, Central London WC1E
Our NHS is in a serious crisis. Ambulances queuing for hours to hand over seriously ill patients, patients left in corridors waiting for beds, operations postponed, and mental health patients taken hundreds of miles to find a bed.
The new year has been dominated by media reports about staff struggling to keep services going in increasingly difficult circumstances.
Our NHS has been starved of funding with inadequate investment in staff and resources. 8,000 front line beds and 20% of mental health beds have closed.
Eight years of below inflation pay settlements have contributed to 100,000 vacant posts for health professionals – leaving no spare capacity for peaks of demand and increasing the pressure on the dedicated staff who remain.
Join the demonstration to call for:
- an end the winter crisis with a cash injection to restore the NHS budget;
- a commitment to increased funding each year;
- an end to the cap on NHS pay;
- no cuts, no closures, no privatisation.
A flyer for the demonstration is available.
RALLY AT THE ROYAL
The day before the national demo, there will be a rally at Liverpool Royal. It is a chance for patients, healthworkers, unions and health campaigns in the region to come together to demand an end to the crisis in the NHS.
11.30am - 1.15pm
Friday 2 February
Liverpool Royal Hospital L7 8XP