KEEP­ING AN EYE ON NHS

Stockport Times West - - YOUR VIEWS -

ON Satur­day, July 6, I and other mem­bers of a Stock­port group (Stock­port NHS Watch) trav­elled to London to proudly march into Trafal­gar Square with the Dar­ling­ton Mums as they com­pleted their march from Jar­row to London, a dis­tance of 300 miles.

Called the ‘Peo­ple’s March For the NHS’ it was or­gan­ised and walked by or­di­nary mums who are wor­ried that pri­vati­sa­tion of the NHS, tak­ing place by stealth un­der the coali­tion gov­ern­ment, may mean that there will be no NHS avail­able in the fu­ture for their chil­dren.

The idea of the march was to high­light their con­cerns and in­deed through­out the course of the walk, they have been joined by many or­di­nary peo­ple who have sim­i­lar wor­ries.

Thou­sands of peo­ple joined the march into London.

Un­for­tu­nately, the majority of the me­dia, both press and tele­vi­sion, chose not to cover the story as they did when an even larger march took place in Manch­ester in Septem­ber last year.

Stock­port NHS Watch ex­ists to spread the word about the ef­fect of pri­vati­sa­tion on health ser­vices al­ready oc­cur­ring in Stock­port and Greater Manch­ester (such as the hand­ing of the con­tract for non-emer­gency am­bu­lance ser­vices to Ar­riva Buses which has caused lots of prob­lems).

We be­lieve that tax­pay­ers’ money should

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