Keep NHS Blood Tests Local – Lobby 28th March

Lobby NHS Commissioners: Don’t send blood tests to Bedford!SaveBloodUnit 009

12:30pm Thursday 28th March, outside Suffolk House,102-104 Baxter Avenue, Southend-on-Sea SS2 6HZ.

  • It’s not a done deal!

  • Say NO to NHS privatisation!

  • Save our local NHS blood test services!

Southend Against The Cuts has been campaigning against the threat to send local GP blood tests to a privately-run centre in Bedford. This will cause delays to a vital service, will take work away from the excellent pathology labs at Southend and Basildon hospitals, and will deliver yet another NHS service up for privatisation.

Southend Against The Cuts and the Keep Our NHS Public campaign have called a lobby of the next public meeting of the Southend Clinical Commissioning Group,
which commissions local NHS services.

The members of the CCG meet from 1pm and we want to send a clear message to them that we expect them to stand up for local services and reject the Bedford

In a recent edition of the Echo it was suggested that this might be a ‘done deal’ – let’s show the people who are supposed to be running the NHS for us
that this issue is far from over!

We hope to see as many supporters as possible there on the day – we need to make our voices heard!


One Response

  1. […] cold is no inducement to outdoor protesting, nonetheless a dedicated ten of us did lobby the CCG today. The lobby was primarily about the proposed moving of blood testing to Bedford (via Harlow), and […]

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