Video: Protestors set off on NHS march

A protest march organised by Halifax mum set off today (Friday) to send out a message to health chiefs that the public will not accept any downgrading of services, loss of services or back door privatisation of the NHS.

Only Clowns Would Close Our A&Es, is the message from members of the public who are Walking for the NHS from Calderdale Royal Hospital to Pinderfields Hospital, via Huddersfield Royal Infirmary and Dewsbury District Hospital on August 22 and 23.

Walk for the NHS will join up with the national Call 999 for the NHS People’s March when both groups arrive at Pinderfields hospital at 3.30pm on Saturday 23rd August.

Organiser Katherine Horner said: “I created the walk because like the 999 Call for the NHS ladies, I am concerned about the future of our NHS. I’m worried about the cuts our local hospitals Trust wants to make. Would I be happy sat in an ambulance with one of the kids going all the way from Halifax to Huddersfield if they close Calderdale A&E?

Also on a national level, do I believe we should have a two tier health care system - one for the haves and one for the have nots? I don’t. But this is the way things are going, unless we do something about it.”

Watch the video here.