Solidarity Selfies for the Junior Doctors
Leading Mayoral Contender Backing
On Monday in another important development mayoral candidate Sadiq Khan publicly backed the Save CX campaign and spent 40 minutes discussing local health issues with campaigners. It's a massive boost to have the high profile labour candidate so publicly on side and engaged.
SOH is not party political and it's important to remember that we had verbal support from all but the conservative candidate Zac Goldsmith at a recent hustings. We're contacting the pro NHS candidates offering a briefing, a photo call and asking for further support. We're also trying to persuade Zac Goldsmith to change his mind given how many of the his constituents in Barnes and Richmond will be hurt by the planned closures. Francis had a letter about this in the Evening Standard (again!) and SOH campaigners will raise the issue at all future hustings.
Sadiq Khan backing CX Hospital
The almost overwhelming pressures on our health service from cost cutting, closures and privatisation are forcing people to step up campaigns to defend services locally and nationally. In March there's some really important NHS events taking place. Here's an initial timetable, the next enewsletter will give more details. (Please let us know of any we've missed out).
Check the photos of the meeting here: