Earlier this evening I had an email from Amy Lockwood, who organised a petition on 38 Degrees against the privatisation of the NHS by the Conservatives. She now has another petition up against a secret plan by Jeremy Hunt to force more closures upon our struggling NHS. She writes
Have a look at this:
Health Minister Jeremy Hunt has a secret plan to force changes to local NHS services, to cut costs. The changes – called “sustainability and transformation plans” – are being kept secret. But they could mean cuts to hospital beds, local walk-in centres or family planning services near you.
Across England, these plans are being drawn up in the next few weeks. Because they’re secret it’s hard to say exactly which services near you are at risk. But the plans for one area have been leaked and show the scale of the threat – they include axing 500 hospital beds and some emergency ambulances. No wonder Jeremy Hunt doesn’t want us to see them!
The best way to stop these cuts is to get them out in the open and demand the public has a say. So please can you sign the petition now, demanding that Jeremy Hunt publishes his plans for local NHS cuts? It only takes 30 seconds to add your name:
I’ve already signed this petition. If, like me, you also want to preserve the NHS from these Tory attacks, please following the email address above, and sign the petition.