Health cam­paign­ers march against cut­backs

Kentish Express Ashford & District - - COUNTRYFILE -

MORE than 100 peo­ple are ex­pected to march through Folkestone on Satur­day in protest over health cuts.

The event has been or­gan­ised by health unions who make up the group NHS To­gether.

Folkestone was cho­sen as a venue for a protest be­cause of cur­rent threats to the town’s Royal Vic­to­ria Hospi­tal, with health bosses plan­ning to sell off part of the build­ing.

Demon­stra­tors will be in the town cen­tre from 9am hand­ing out leaflets.

The march will as­sem­ble in the precinct at 11am and goes to Rad­nor Park where there will be speeches by Folkestone mayor Janet An­drews and David Shortt, from the Cam­paign for Health in East Kent.

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