The Junior Doctors who are starting their all-out strike ( Tuesday 26th and Wed 27th from 8am to 5pm each day) with understandable anxiety as well as steadfast determination. They need all the support we can give them so if you have time and availability please join them.
Tues 26th and Wed. 27th from 8am until 12ish : support the pickets at LGI and St. James. If you can write a message of support on a piece of cardboard to take along , bring trade union banners, placards etc that would be good. At LGI we will be putting up our bunting in front of the Brotherton entrance opposite Millennium Square. The docs may be on the move mid morning on Tuesday.
Tuesday 26th from 5.30 – 7.30 : If you are within easy reach of Otley, join their vigil in support of the junior docs and our NHS outside Wharfedale Hospital, Newall Carr Road. Other events needing support
Thursday 28th April 9-10am : a small lobby of the Northern Vanguarding Network Event at the Metropolitan Hotel, near Leeds railway station.
Thursday 28th 5.30-7 : if you can get to Dewsbury, you could support their Hands Round Dewsbury Hospital event at the Healds Road entrance to protest at the downgrading of A and E, maternity etc. . http://www.hievents.co.uk/events/521873/hands-around-dewsbury-hospital-event
LEEDS KEEP OUR NHS PUBLIC ON WEDNESDAY 27th APRIL 6.30 – 8pm in the side room of O’Neill’s pub at the rear of the Town Hall . With a little less to organise this week we will make time to discuss NHS national and local news/ developments as usual.
The atmosphere at The Yorkshire March for the NHS was great, it was an amazing success. Almost 3,000 people joined the March. Nick Jones’ film on our facebook has had over 22,000 views (See https://www.facebook.com/groups/141710829185241/ ) and the media coverage and postcards helped to get the message far and wide.