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March for Hinchingbrooke Hospital

Issue No. 2210

On the march against hospital privatisation in Huntingdon last Saturday (Pic: Dominic Wilson)

On the march against hospital privatisation in Huntingdon last Saturday (Pic: Dominic Wilson)


Hundreds marched through the streets of Huntingdon in Cambridgeshire to defend their local hospital last Saturday.

They were protesting against a plan to privatise the management of Hinchingbrooke hospital.

NHS campaigner Wendy Savage told the rally, “We know that three quarters of the public don’t want the private sector in the NHS.”

She pointed out that Hinchingbrooke could be the first of a wave of hospitals to be outsourced.

And Martin Booth, chair of Cambridge health Unison, said, “These companies will slash services and try to turn the hospital into a business.”

Union activists, the Right to Work campaign, Keep Our NHS Public and Whittington hospital campaigners from north London all joined the protest.


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Tue 13 Jul 2010, 17:56 BST
Issue No. 2210
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