Wed June 3rd: Support An All-Ireland National Health Service

32

There will be a day of action in support of a 32 county NHS on Wednesday June 3rd. This is timely as there is already pressure building up to return private hospitals to the two tier system. They should be taken into public control on a permanent basis and integrated into a 32 county NHS.

To coincide with the Day of Action, there will be a protest at the Department of Health in Baggot St, Dublin at 4.30 on Wednesday June 3rd.

A similar protest will also take place the Department of Health in Belfast.

There will also be regional protests at some hospitals. For updates on locations see https://www.facebook.com/pg/Campaign4IrishNHS/events/

We are urging all People Before Profit members and supporters to engage in a thunderclap at 6pm. You can use two hashtags ‘All Ireland NHS Now’ and ‘No Going Back’. We urge you to take a picture and share this or similar slogan on your social media.

People Before Profit have successfully moved a  motion at the Derry & Strabane Council meeting calling for support to the campaign for an All-Ireland National Health Service.

This link will give you access to placards supporting the campaign. Feel free to download and print them. There are four different placards both in formats that you can print on one sheet of paper, or print on two sheets and join them together to make a bigger poster.

The full text of the motion was:

‘The COVID-19 crisis presents an unprecedented threat to public health. The scale of the crisis clearly demonstrates the critical role of a fully funded and protected public health service.

Council agrees that two divergent public health strategies to deal with a pandemic on the island of Ireland, North and South, is irrational, impractical and dangerous.

Council calls for a fully integrated all-Ireland public health strategy.

Council supports the campaign for an all-Ireland health service free at the point of delivery from the cradle to the grave.

Council agrees to invite representatives from the all-Ireland health service campaign to make a presentation to Council.