Celebrate the NHS at 65

Celebrate the NHS at 65

Friday 05 July 2013 at 08:00-20:00

I heart the NHS at 65 blueWe are celebrating 65 years of our NHS – the greatest social benefit of any government – but the 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 the NHS at grave risk.

And Unite is calling on everybody to celebrate the NHS’ 65th birthday and keep up the fight to defend the NHS across the country. Whether your local A&E is under threat, beds have been cut, services are threatened, waiting lists getting longer or nurses stretched to breaking point.

The founding father of the NHS Nye Bevan 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.

Listed below are a range of events planned across the country. Don’t see one where you are? Then organise one, there’s not long to go…