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T&C NHS letter by Ian Nicholls


The NHS is in crisis. It should motivate each and every one of us to act in its defence.

Despite finding billions of tax giveaways for big business and the richest, Theresa May's Conservatives failed to find a single penny for the NHS or social care in their Autumn statement.

Here is Bedford, we await news about proposals for core services such as A&E and maternity and paediatrics.

Last weekend, the Red Cross announced it is providing humanitarian assistance to NHS trusts that simply do not have the resources to cope.

On the Today programme last week, Milton Keynes Hospital NHS Foundation Turst chief executive, Joe Harrison, said it had cancelled operations to free up beds. He stated: "We are running at somewhere around 95%, 96 per cent bed occupancy which is very, very high.

The government must cancel their tax breaks for the wealthiest and fund our NHS instead. Prime Minister Theresa May needs to explain to the British people how she plans to fix her failure on the NHS.

The NHS needs our help. It has cared for each and every one of us and now needs our care.

On Saturday, January 21, Labour Party members will be campaigning in Silver Street, Bedford to protect the NHS and social care and argue for a better economic alternative. Do come along between 11am - 12.30pm and sign our petition.

Ian Nicholls

Chair, Bedford & Kempston Labour Party


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