December 10 2013 Latest news:
Wednesday, May 23, 2012
Fears over new government legislation
A professor and women’s rights campaigner is visiting Thanet tonight to speak at a health service meeting.
Professor Wendy Savage will talk about the threat to hospitals and GP services posed by new government legislation at the Save Our Health Services meeting.
Professor Savage is co-chair of the national Keep Our NHS Public campaign.
Christine Tongue, one of the organisers of the meeting, said: “We’re very excited that Professor Savage is coming to the meeting here in Thanet. It’s a mark of how important this issue is.
“We’re inviting people to share their experience of the cuts so far and discuss what we want from the health service in Thanet. If people can’t make it to the meeting we’re asking them to email or phone us.
“It’s vital we get organised now – or we’ll end up being presented with cuts in our service and being able to do nothing about it.”
The meeting is being held by Thanet Trades Union Council to discuss growing fears about the future of local health services and what people can do to fight back.
There are concerns about the loss of services from the area’s main hospital, The Queen Elizabeth The Queen Mother Hospital Margate and fears over changes to GP practices.
Also speaking at the meeting is independent Thanet councillor Ian Driver.
The meeting will take place at The Red Hall, 11 Grosvenor Rd, Broadstairs, CT10 2BT at 7pm.
For more information call Christine Tongue on 01843 604 253 or email firstname.lastname@example.org.