Thanks to everyone who came out yesterday to support the #SOSNHS protests in Leicester and Market Harborough. The protests were part of a Day of Action taking place at more than 70 locations across England and Scotland calling for, amongst other things, an immediate injection of £20bn into #OurNHS as a step toward addressing 10 years of funding cuts, an end to privatization, and a restorative pay rise for NHS and care workers.
In the run up to the event we got some good coverage, including an interview with Harborough FM, and an article in the Leicester Mercury. BBC Radio Leicester (2:41:00) broadcast a live interview on the day of the protest and the demo itself was livestreamed on the LeicestershireLive social media pages. The protests were covered, again, in the Leicester Mercury in an article titled ‘”It’s not because of Covid’: Protest in Leicester city centre calls for NHS funding amid crisis’; as well as in the Harborough Mail.
With waiting times spiraling out of control, the government intent on deepening the role of the private sector in #OurNHS and staff facing burnout, it’s never been more important to get involved in campaigning. Join us: http://saveournhsleicestershire.org/contact-us/