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Date(s) - 05.07.2013


Trafford General Hospital


Come and join us at Trafford General Hospital, for a ‘hands around our hospital’ event to celebrate 65 years of our brilliant NHS. Followed by a short march to Golden Hill Park, close to Urmston town centre, for a party in the park with tea and cake, live music and lots of activities for the kids.

1)     Friday 5 July, 2pm onwards – “Hands Round Trafford General Hospital”, assemble 2pm at the hospital main entrance. Called by Save Trafford General, backed by unions.

2)     3.30pm until early evening – “Party in the Park”, at GoldenHillPark, Urmston. Campaigners will march from the hospital to the park for a family-friendly afternoon of relaxing fun in (hopefully!) the sun! Called by Save Trafford General, backed by unions.

3)   5pm – motorcade from Urmston to Manchester city centre, bring your car, decorate it with placards and banners. Called by Gtr Mcr Keep Our NHS Public.

4)    7pm onwards – Rally for the NHS, at Manchester town hall in city centre with Unison, Unite and TUC speakers. Called by NW TUC.

We are celebrating 65 years of our NHS – the greatest social benefit of any government – but our message is serious.
If we don’t act to save it – we will lose it.
The coalition government’s pro-privatisation NHS shake up coupled with a multi-billion pound funding squeeze is putting our NHS at grave risk.
Local communities are losing A&E units, hospital beds, maternity wards, and other NHS services. Waiting queues are growing, rationing is rife and, staff not sacked, are being overstretched to
breaking point.
Picking up the pieces are private companies who are set to make billions of pounds from our health.
Nye Bevan, founding father of the NHS, warned that “the NHS will survive as long as there are folks with the faith to fight for it” We need to fight for it NOW.

Save our NHS

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