It’s been around 30 months since Save Our NHS Leicestershire was established and we have certainly made ourselves felt in that time. This report from February last year explains our record over the first 18 months of our existence: http://saveournhsleicestershire.org/2020/02/12/save-our-nhs-leicestershire-why-you-should-get-involved/
Since this report was written, however, we have been faced with an historic public health crisis. We think we have risen to the challenge well. In spite of various lockdowns and restrictions, in the past year we have, amongst many other things, published a whistle-blower report from workers in the NHS; produced an analysis and set of demands around the pandemic; successfully campaigned to raise the alarm about lack of PPE and protections for care workers, at a time when conditions in care homes and domiciliary care were not being given the attention they deserved; organised a public socially-distanced protest to demand better pay for NHS and care workers, for which we got extensive coverage in the local press; prevented the pandemic being used as cover to close Feilding Palmer Community Hospital in Lutterworth; and led an extremely multifaceted and demanding campaign in the middle of lockdown restrictions to challenge and raise concerns during a 12-week public consultation over £450million plans to reorganise hospital services in Leicester, Leicestershire, and Rutland, which include plans to close the General Hospital as an acute hospital and to close St Mary’s Birth Centre in Melton.
Of course, none of this could have been done without our supporters and our affiliate organisations, which include a wide range of trade unions, community campaigns and political groups across the city and county, so we thank you for that.
If you are able to contribute toward the finances of our campaign in any way, it would be much appreciated. For individuals, you can join as a supporter for as little as £5 a year (we can discuss exemptions if this is prohibitive), but we would gratefully receive more.
For large political groups and trade unions, we recommend that you pay an affiliation fee of £50 ( again there is no upper limit). However, we recognise that each group’s financial situation is very different. We are therefore suggesting a £20 fee for smaller organisations.
Payments and donations can be made over Paypal to the email address firstname.lastname@example.org
If you would like to make a bank transfer or pay by cheque, then please get in touch and we can provide you with the relevant details.
Thanks for your support.