The NHS is experiencing the worst winter crisis in its history.
The Covid pandemic has exposed how the previous decade’s austerity measures have impacted on all public services especially the NHS.
Underfunding in the NHS has undoubtedly cost lives.
The SOS NHS Day of Action for the NHS campaign is supported by 39 unions and groups so far. My union Unite is heavily involved.
SOS NHS has been set up by a broad coalition of campaign groups and trade unions to make the following three demands:
- Approve emergency funding of £20 billion to save lives this winter
- Invest in a fully publicly owned NHS & guarantee free healthcare for future generations
- Pay staff properly: without fair pay, staffing shortages will cost lives
We need to endorse and support SOS NHS campaign and its demands. Please to add your name to the list of supporters and support and promote the National Day of Action on Saturday 26/02/22. Please widely circulate and advertise the work of SOS NHS.
Yes, the NHS needs more cash to properly serve the people and provide free health care service for all. But many people have been taken in by the media backed, propaganda promoted, trope that the NHS is ‘wasteful’, ‘isn’t working’ and needs to be replaced by more ‘efficient’, ‘not wasteful’, private healthcare solutions, as ‘they work’ etc, etc. But the ‘NHS’ that ‘isn’t working’ and is ‘wasteful’ is the privatised version of the organisation that is hiding behind the familiar NHS Logo. It is the conglomeration of private companies, and an establishment invented NHS management system that is failing. Wastefulness is being leashed out of the NHS and is going straight into the pockets of the privateers and shareholders.
Unite Community Rep
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