What you need to know about changes to the NHS:
A 2012 act of parliament raises the 2% limit on private care in NHS hospitals to 49%
i.e. only half the present service is now guaranteed to NHS patients
Private companies must be allowed to bid for NHS contracts
i.e. public (taxpayers’) money – your money – will provide private profits
We all risk being forced into buying private health insurance (those who can afford it)
Find out more on April 6th in York at a public march and rally
12 noon – 2pm from the Minster to St Sampson’s Square
Assemble Dean’s Park next to York Minster
Hear health care experts explain the changes, and what we can do to reclaim the NHS.
Speakers: Doctors John Ashton and John Puntis; James Alexander, Labour Leader of York City Council; Coun. Andrew Cooper, Kirklees Green Party ; Dermot Rathbone, Save Our Local NHS Hull and East Yorks. David Byrom, chair of Mid Yorks Hospitals Unison Branch; Jillian Creasy GP, Leader Sheffield Green Party.
Bring banners, placards, musical instruments, costumes etc to make an impact, and let us shout up for a publicly owned, comprehensive health service where it’s co-operation not competition that counts, and people not profit call the shots.
March organised by Defend our NHS/ Keep Our NHS Public groups from York, Leeds, Hull, Bradford, Kirklees, Calderdale and Harrogate.
Sign up to the Facebook event and share with your friends at http://www.facebook.com/events/317304915059362/
Download flyers for the event:
The nearest car parks to York Minster can be found at Marygate, Bootham and Clarence Street. A map of all car parks can be found at http://www.york.gov.uk/info/200233/car_parks/324/car_parks
Alternatively there are Park and Ride sites situated at all the main entrances to the city, details at http://www.itravelyork.info/park-and-ride
York Minster is about a 10 minute walk from the station http://walkit.com/walk/?city=york&from=York+Station&fuid=2974518_10885604&to=York+Minster&tuid=885608_10414982&rta=osm_gb&direct=0