Campaigners from Keep Our NHS Public will join thousands of NHS staff, campaigners and members of the public in central London for what is widely expected to be a huge national NHS demonstration on Saturday (March 11).
The “emergency demonstration” has been called in response to what organisers say is the worst NHS crisis we have ever seen, “with up to 500 people dying avoidably every week, and in solidarity with striking workers who are taking industrial action for the very future of the national health service”.
The SOS NHS coalition believes “it will be an excellent vehicle for workers to rally, but also for the public and patients to be able to show their support with NHS staff and with the service generally”.
Helen Field, chair of Southampton Keep Our NHS Public, said: "Since 2010 government policies have led to cuts and privatisation in the Health Service. This has led to unacceptable staff shortages, a huge loss of hospital beds and massive waiting lists for treatment.”