Monday, June 27, 2011

Hackney Coalition to Save the NHS - working together to save our health service.

Hackney doctors, Unite L&E 524 branch, Keep Our NHS Public, Hackney LINk, Hackney Labour Party,
Homerton Hospital workers, Hackney Coalition to Defend Public Services, Derman Turkish and
Kurdish well-being group, Hackney NPC) Contact:, 07896 303 207.
1 pm onwards
Line up and link
hands around
the Homerton
Join hands to support the Homerton
Calling all Hackney citizens
16 July
Assemble 12 noon
in the park that runs between
Brooksby’s Walk and Wardle St,
opposite the Homerton hospital.
Hackney’s citizens
love the Homerton
x x x
THE HOMERTONShow the government we love our hospital
and we won’t let it go
The Health & Social Care Bill threatens our
local hospitals with privatisation & closure
The government's Health & Social
Care Bill threatens the entire future
survival of the NHS.
n All local hospitals (like the Homerton)
face cuts in services and threats of closure.
n Your GP will be forced to ration
your healthcare.
n Hospitals can now take as many
private patients as they like (previously
the number was limited).
n The whole NHS is thrown wide
open to exploitation by big private
healthcare companies.
The recent "pause" in the government's
driving through of the Health Bill did not bring a
pause in the massive top-down restructuring
of the NHS which has carried on regardless.
There has been no change in the policy to
introduce more "competition" (i.e. big private
healthcare companies) into the NHS.
Hackney needs a health service which puts
patients first, and not profits.
URGENT This is all happening at a time
when NHS funding is being cut by
around £20 billion. It can only
result in further healthcare rationing
and cuts to services.
The government has finished its
pause and now plans to ram the Bill
through before the end of July.
This is your chance to show the
government that Hackney
citizens will not accept
privatisation and cuts to our
NHS services - before the Bill
passes through parliament.
Join us on 16 July at 12
noon to hold hands around
the Homerton.
Show the government we
love our health service and
we won’t let it go.
Show the government - Hackney citizens
will defend the Homerton - and the NHS

Monday, June 6, 2011

Hackney Unites - mapping our progress

Dear all,

Hackney Unites is entering an exciting period of development. We recently held a very successful event with Friends of the Earth to promote their 'Power up' training: (more details from

We are gearing up for the 2012 GLA elections (where we hope to generate a positive 'Manifesto for Hackney' and mobilise an anti-BNP vote)

We are exploring establishing a pilot unemployed workers centre, and our CLR James project is coming on stream.

However, before making any big decisions, we are taking the opportunity to review our progress and to explore the views of our supporters.

Please take the time to complete our on-line survey and let us know your views and ideas.

Visit the survey here: