Protest at Harrogate Hospital for NHS 72nd anniversary

Campaigners in Harrogate organised their own NHS 72nd birthday event 24 hours ahead of the nation to get their point across.

Monday, 6th July 2020, 5:11 pm
Members of the Keep our NHS Public, Harrogate held their own short celebrationfor the NHS's 72nd anniversary outside Harrogate District Hospital.

While the Prime Minister and much of the rest of the country marked the anniversary with a nationwide clap at 5pm yesterday, Sunday, members of the Keep our NHS Public, Harrogate held their own short celebration a day earlier.

The small socially-distanced celebration was held outside Harrogate District Hospital at 11am on Saturday, July 4.

A spokesperson for the group said: "The NHS needs more than a clap. Public health needs to be fully funded, and brought back into public hands.

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"We want to expose the Government's failures, their privatisation agenda, their many cuts to the NHS and their failure to prepare for the pandemic, which have cost so many lives.

"We are asking for privatisation of testing, tracing and the supply of equipment to be brought back into public ownership and under local control."

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