TRADE UNIONIST AND SOCIALIST COALITION (TUSC) NEWS RELEASE –29 NOVEMBER 2016
SUPPORT THE LOBBY TO DEFEND THE NHS on THURSDAY DECEMBER 1 2016
1pm at CUNARD BUILDING
TUSC is calling for a mass mobilisation to support Keep Our NHS Public’s call for everyone in Liverpool concerned with the fate of the NHS to lobby the Health & Wellbeing Board on Thursday 1 December at Cunard Building. The leader of the Cheshire & Merseyside Sustainability and Transformation Plan Louise Shepherd is due to address Councillors and health managers, seeking their support for what is in fact a £900m regional cuts and privatisation programme. TUSC is pleased to note that the demands of our campaign are now supported by Steve Rotheram and some Merseyside Labour MPS.
Roger Bannister, TUSC candidate for Liverpool mayor in May 2016, is hoping to meet Labour’s metro mayoral candidate Steve Rotheram to seek a common front in condemning this unprecedented attack on the NHS.
Roger Bannister said: ‘What is at stake is nothing less than the future of the NHS as a public service. I will be calling on Steve Rotheram to join me in demanding that Labour councillors publicly declare their opposition to this proposed degradation of the NHS and to publicly oppose the closure of the Women’s Hospital.’
This lobby provides an opportunity for the people of Merseyside to stop the breakup of the NHS. Please attend in vast numbers.