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The NHS in crisis - How the pursuit of profit wrecks our healthcare

Wednesday 31 Jan 2018 7:00pm

SWP Branch Meeting


Vida Walsh Centre
2b Saltoun Rd (near Effra Rd, facing Windrush Square)
Brixton
London
SW2 1EP

 

On Saturday 3 February, thousands will demonstrate to save the NHS, hit by a crisis that has "brought staff to their knees and patients languishing and even dying in overcrowded waiting rooms and hospital corridors" (demonstration details here).

While the Tories and the right-wing media are trying to pin the blame on 'health tourism' and migrants and refugees, it is austerity and their cuts that have wrecked our health service, with deathly consequences for patients and staff.

Is capitalism making us ill? As doctors are told to work unsafe hours, wards are threatened with closure, the NHS is devoured by privateers, and we are encouraged to pop ever more pills, this meeting will take a look at the bigger picture of healthcare under capitalism.

Introduced by Sara Garcia, NHS worker and socialist living in London.

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Wednesday 31 Jan 2018 7:00pm
Add to Calendar 31-01-2018 19:00 31-01-2018 21:00 Europe/London SWP Branch Meeting: The NHS in crisis - How the pursuit of profit wrecks our healthcare <p><img alt='' class='article_style1' src='https://scontent.flhr2-1.fna.fbcdn.net/v/t1.0-9/26814820_758283777705971_1419902251500216220_n.jpg?oh=3810594dc3f026dbdb5d22088cd68e74&amp;oe=5AE69E7B' /></p> <p>&nbsp;</p> <p><span>On Saturday 3 February, thousands will demonstrate to save the NHS, hit by a crisis that has &quot;brought staff to their knees and patients languishing and even dying in overcrowded waiting rooms and hospital corridors&quot; (<a href='https://www.facebook.com/events/174477699821503/'>demonstration details here</a>).</span></p> <p>While the Tories and the right-wing media are trying to pin the blame on &#39;health tourism&#39; and migrants and refugees, it is austerity and their cuts that have wrecked our health service, with deathly consequences for patients and staff.</p> <p>Is capitalism making us ill? As doctors are told to work unsafe hours, wards are threatened with closure, the NHS is devoured by privateers, and we are encouraged to pop ever more pills, this meeting will take a look at the bigger picture of healthcare under capitalism.</p> <p>Introduced by Sara Garcia, NHS worker and socialist living in London.</p> <p><a href='https://www.facebook.com/events/465742310488012/'>Facebook event</a></p> Vida Walsh Centre, 2b Saltoun Rd (near Effra Rd, facing Windrush Square), SW2 1EP SWP Branch Meeting DD/MM/YYYY

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Vida Walsh Centre
2b Saltoun Rd (near Effra Rd, facing Windrush Square)
Brixton
London
SW2 1EP

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