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From The Socialist newspaper, 3 October 2018
Save Wirral NHS walk-in centres
NHS demonstration 30 June 2018, photo Paul Mattsson, photo Paul Mattsson (Click to enlarge)
Only months since Eastham NHS walk-in centre was restored to full opening hours after the tremendous successful local campaign against the previous threat to close it, five centres across the Wirral face closure under new plans.
The cutters in Wirral are using very similar language to their equivalents in Sheffield, who proposed similar attacks but who have just been defeated by a local campaign. Even the ridiculous pretext that shutting the walk-ins is to stop people getting confused, is identical to the cuts proposals in Sheffield. This is clearly a coordinated plan.
We're turning over our Socialist Party branch meeting on 4 October to a public discussion on how to save the walk-in centres, come along and take part.
- How can we save Wirral's walk-in centres? Thursday 4 October, 7.30-9pm, Stork Hotel, 41 Price Street, Birkenhead, CH41 6JN.
Hugh Caffrey, North West Socialist Party secretary
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In The Socialist 3 October 2018:
Labour Party conference
Labour conference shows: Blairites must be ousted
Socialist Party campaigns against the Blairites at Labour conference
Socialist Party reports and campaigns
'Tories must go' demonstration in Birmingham
Anti-fracking protesters jailed
Save Wirral NHS walk-in centres
More party than protest, but great response to socialist ideas at Leicester Pride
Socialist Party news and analysis
Zombie Tory government: general election now
Blood transfusion scandal
Shocking new data on declining life expectancy
NHS pay discrimination - militant union action can achieve fair pay for all
Maximus profitus: disabillity profiteering scandal
Tory Brexit Blues festival
Workplace news and analysis
Catering and courier workers strike together
Coordinated catering and courier strikes
York NHS workers strike against privatisation
Tube workers walk out
1,000 head teachers march on parliament
Camden - Unison members in pay fight
Socialist Party feature
Is this generation socialist?
International socialist news and analysis
USA: crisis follows Supreme Court justice nomination
Indonesia tsunami - a disaster compounded by capitalism
Enthusiasm for Socialist ideas at the freshers fairs
The Ragged-Trousered Philanthropists: one-man show's new take on lively socialist classic
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