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Protesters can join march against further cuts to south London hospitals in Woolwich on Saturday
PROTESTERS who fear for the future of the NHS can march against further cuts to South London hospitals in Woolwich on Saturday.
Following the administration of the South London Healthcare Trust – which runs Queen Elizabeth in Woolwich, Queen Mary’s in Sidcup, and the Princess Royal in Bromley - campaigners are worried that services at these hospitals are under threat.
Staff, patients and residents are being urged to join the “Save South London Hospitals” march run by Greenwich and Bexley Trades Council (GBTC), Save our Local Hospitals and I Love the NHS.
Secretary of GBTC Lynne Chamberlain said: “Unless we fight back with great determination, what we have taken for granted since 1948 is going to be seriously under threat.
"We believe that the NHS should be free for all people. There is enough money to go around.
"We love the Olympics but if there is enough money for that, there should be for the NHS. How can there be money for war and not for the NHS? It doesn’t make sense.”
The protest takes place on Saturday (September 15) at 1pm in Woolwich General Gordon Square.
Campaigning group I Love the NHS has also drawn up a blueprint of services it believes the NHS should provide. It will be presented to parliament and to add your name visit ilovethenhs.org.uk/greenwich-peoples-nhs-charter/