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Brighton MP to head future of NHS meeting
9:43am Thursday 28th February 2013 in News
A public meeting on the future of the NHS is taking place next week.
Brighton Pavilion MP Caroline Lucas, pictured, will head the speakers at the meeting, which has been organised by trade unions and local action groups.
The aim is to bring together those opposed to the Government’s shake up of the NHS.
Under the banner Defend our NHS Brighton, the meeting will highlight the impact that privatisation and cuts on local services will have in Brighton and Hove and the surrounding area.
Other speakers include local health worker and Unison member Stephen McLean, Anne Marie Waters from South London Keep Our NHS Public and an activist from the Lewisham Save Our Hospitals group.
Steve Guy, the chairman of Defend our NHS Brighton, said: “This will be one of the most significant meetings to be held in Brighton this year, demonstrating the strength of feeling and desire to keep the services in the local community provided by the NHS.
“We believe service users get a more professional and cost-efficient service from within the NHS and there is no other way to prevent faceless shareholders from denying patients much needed healthcare as they strive for a quick profit.
“We really encourage people to come along and have their say about the future of healthcare and how it should be delivered in the local community. It’s their service and it should be their choice.”
The meeting takes place at the Friends Meeting House in Ship Street on Thursday, March 7 at 7pm.