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CAMPAIGNERS are due to highlight the number of people on NHS waiting lists in a protest outside Parliament tomorrow, warning that a “critical point has been reached.”
The demonstration, organised by campaign group We Own It, will feature a giant alarm clock, symbolising long NHS waiting times.
We Own It said the action aims to show that record waiting lists, exacerbated by the pandemic, are in large part due to a decade of cuts and privatisation.
They warned that people were being forced to use their savings to receive private treatment, adding that the NHS had now reached a critical point.
We Own It director Cat Hobbs said: “Tackling these staggering waiting lists should be the top priority for the government, but the way to deal with the backlog is not to continue piling the pressure onto our amazing NHS staff.
“The government seems hell-bent on using this issue as an excuse to bring in more privatisation.
“The only way to do justice to the millions of people whose health is deteriorating every day is to fund the NHS properly and reinstate it as a fully public service.”
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