The NHS we love is in crisis: it needs proper funding and an end to privatisation. Enough is enough.
With the general election just a few months away, every candidate needs to know that if they win, saving our NHS has to be their top priority.
SAVE OUR NHS: HUDDERSFIELD
TO: THE MP AND ALL CANDIDATES STANDING TO BE THE MP FOR HUDDERSFIELD
38 Degrees members are meeting together on our local high streets across England on the 28th February, to sound the alarm. Together, in Huddersfield, we’re going to try and collect hundreds of signatures on a petition to save our NHS.
Our NHS is so precious. Please do everything you can to protect it, including:
* Stopping privatisation
* Making sure it has the funding it needs to provide high quality healthcare to everyone
* Protecting it from US health corporations by keeping the NHS out of TTIP
Why is this important?
We all rely on it to care for us and our loved ones. We want to protect it for the future, and we don't want to see it run down or sold off.
Over the past few years, NHS funding has been squeezed so much that services are suffering. This winter, hospitals up and down the country have declared "major incidents" because they're struggling to cope. And now most hospitals are warning that their budget for next year has " reached the point where patient care is at risk
Meanwhile, the government is letting profit-hungry companies take over more and more NHS services. At at a time of squeezed budgets, this is the last thing the NHS needs. We want an NHS where patient safety is put first, and where the NHS is run for the public good.
TTIP, the planned trade deal between the EU and the USA, could threaten the NHS further. If TTIP opens our NHS to American private healthcare companies, we could see even more privatisation and a slide into more US-style healthcare. We want the NHS excluded from TTIP.
If this is not the constituency that you live in you can sign the petition to your MP and the candidates to be your MP here: