Saturday 30th June 2018

National March and Rally for #OurNHS70

The 70th anniversary of our NHS

SSTHC members marching for our NHS...
70 years after its creation...
30 years into the process of dismantling it!

On June 30th, tens of thousands took part in a national march and rally in London for the Health Campaigns Together celebration and demonstration #OurNHS70.

A big thank you to all those who braved the heat and took our banners to join other NHS campaign groups at this national demonstration in London. We were part of a North East contingent, and travelled by coach together with members of KONP North East and the North East Peoples Assembly. We had our Save South Tyneside Hospital Campaign banner and the Sunderland KONP banner. We marched from Portland Place to Whitehall for a rally, where thousands took a stand on this 70th anniversary of the NHS to speak out in defence of the NHS and the right to health care. Well done to all!

March through London

It was great to see the 'No to WWL Solutions' banner carried (not very far from our own banner) by workers and campaigners from Lancashire, who are fighting to stop their jobs being transferred out of the NHS and into a private company. See Wigan hospital staff vote for strike over outsourcing plans.

Jeremy Corbyn's speech at the rally