With the National Health Service celebrating its 75th birthday on 5 July 2023, local campaign group Ealing Save Our NHS (ESON) is inviting residents across Ealing to join them on 1 July 2023 to show support for the NHS outside Ealing Hospital from noon to 1.30pm.
Eve Turner, secretary for for Ealing Save Our NHS said: “On 1 July we will be celebrating 75 years of a free, publicly owned and publicly run NHS (well almost) and our amazing NHS Staff, whilst also calling for proper resources, fair pay and an end to privatisation.
“Our precious National Health Service is going to be 75 years old on 5 July. We know it’s literally a lifeline for all, largely thanks to its 1.26 million overworked and underpaid staff, who are defying the odds to keep services going in the face of cuts and privatisation.
Ms Turner added: “With just a few days to go to the anniversary, it’s been revealed that a record 7.42 million people are now on the waiting list for treatment! It’s a stark reminder of how much the NHS is suffering from underfunding.”
Among those speaking are Ealing Southall MP Virendra Sharma, GP and GLA member for Ealing & Hillingdon Dr Onkar Sahota, NHS doctor and Green Party member Dr Kate Crossland and Dr Sonia Adesara from Keep Our NHS Public.
The event is also supported by Ealing Trades Council and Ms Turner added: “Please come and join us and bring friends and family.”