Wednesday 24 February / 7 p.m. / Wesley Methodist Church, Christ's Pieces, Cambridge CB1 1LG
Addenbrooke's Hospital and the Rosie have been placed in special measures. The future of some clinical services at Hinchingbrooke Hospital is doubtful in view of a possible merger. And the £800m, five-year contract to provide older people's and community care services in Cambridgeshire, awarded to the NHS consortium UnitingCare after an expensive tendering process, has collapsed after eight months. The austerity policies of underfunding and marketization have left public healthcare in our county in crisis.
Now our friends in Cambridge Health Emergency and Cambridge Keep Our NHS Public have organized a public meeting to raise awareness of what's happening and what we can do about it, with guests John Lister, the NHS campaigner and journalist (see his Morning Star column and the book NHS For Sale), Val Moore, the chair of Cambridgeshire Healthwatch, and a Cambridge junior doctor.