As part of the NHS70Stroud events, Keep Gloucestershire’s NHS Public will be organising local transport to this national demonstration in London: NHS at 70: Free, for all, forever
Coaches will leave from Stroud Bus Station on Merrywalks, most likely at 9am and returning no later than 9pm. Reserve a seat – you will receive updates on details of pick-up times. Tickets are priced at £20, £5 for 16-and-under, with a limited number of tickets available free for those unable to afford a ticket (donations can be made on the day). Contact us if you have any questions.
Tell your friends to reserve their seat on the coach by sharing the following link: tinyurl.com/ournhs70coachstroud
Please read the information about the demonstration from Health Campaigns Together:
“Our NHS is 70
Celebrate and Demonstrate
#OurNHS70 – Free, for all, forever
Say yes to:
– A publicly owned NHS that is free for all
– Proper funding and proper staffing
– Support for our wonderful NHS workers
– World class services for every community
Saturday 30 June 2018
Assemble 12pm, Portland Place, London W1A (nearest tubes: Oxford Circus / Great Portland St)
Parade route to 10 Downing Street, Whitehall
Organised by: The People’s Assembly, Health Campaigns Together, Trades Union Congress, Unison, Unite, GMB, British Medical Association, Royal College of Nursing, Royal College of Midwives, CSP, BDA, SoR
#OurNHS is a loved and cherished part of every community. Come out and celebrate with us on 30th June. Bring your family, your friends, your loved ones and anyone who cares about the future of healthcare in this country.
The NHS belongs to us. Access to healthcare is a human right. Our post-war generation created a National Health Service that delivered world class care to all on the basis of need. For 70 years #ourNHS has set a shining example to the world of what can be achieved when we make the choice to look after the collective good.
But #ourNHS is under attack. A decade of austerity, underfunding and top down reforms have stretched our health service to breaking point. Services are being cut and cancelled, hospitals and wards are closing, there are staffing shortages across every part of the system and increasing parts of our health service are being outsourced to private companies.
Never has there been a more urgent time in her 70 year history to stand up and defend what is yours. For what the last generation built. You have paid for it. You deserve it.”