A SERIES of street parties and protests is planned to mark the NHS’s birthday, health campaigners announced yesterday.
The People’s Assembly and Health Campaigns Together called the action, which will take place in July, the month of the NHS’s 69th anniversary.
Last month, the biggest demonstration in the history of the NHS saw a quarter of a million people march in London to oppose Tory plans for privatisation of the health service and its systematic underfunding.
People’s Assembly national secretary Sam Fairbairn told the Star: “We are organising one of the biggest series of actions across the country to celebrate the services that have been provided for decades.
“This is to thank NHS staff and send a message to the government that we won’t rest until there is an end to cuts, closures, privatisation and pay restraint.”
Mr Fairbairn said people would organise lunchtime walkouts in workplaces and join local activities.
“We hope to see street parties in every community across the country,” he added.