Excellent response today in Hanley in support of the NHS. It was part of many such protests, demonstrations outside hospitals and in city centres across the country.
Save Longton Cottage Hospital (SLCH) campaigners were joined by the nurses union RCN members, Stoke Socialist Party members and other local activists to give out leaflets to hundreds of people. Many people queued up to sign petitions, take away badges, leaflets etc.
RCN members are carrying out a summer of nationwide protests over their pay which has fallen by a staggering 14% in real terms since 2010.
The SLCH campaign is fighting to get the hospital’s beds re-opened and to stop it’s closure.
These campaigns like many others across the country are all part of the battle to stop the Tories from dismantling and privatising our NHS. And they will continue until we force the Tory government to scrap their plans.
SLCH is affiliated to Health Campaigns Together. The national campaign group which organised the marvellous demo to save our NHS in London on 4 March 2017.