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WHIPPS X WHIPPS X

IN CRISIS IN CRISIS
PUBLIC MEETING

PUBLIC MEETING

PROTECT OUR HOSPITAL
TUESDAY 28 APRIL, 7.30PM

PROTECT OUR HOSPITAL
TUESDAY 28 APRIL, 7.30PM

Speakers include
Dr Jackie Turner GP
Aiden Taylor
Unison union nurse
Mary Burnett Waltham Forest Save WALTHAM
FOREST
Our NHS
SAVE OUR
Charlotte Monro Unison union activist
and campaigner

Speakers include
Dr Jackie Turner GP
Aiden Taylor
Unison union nurse
Mary Burnett Waltham Forest Save WALTHAM
FOREST
Our NHS
SAVE OUR
Charlotte Monro Unison union activist
and campaigner

All speakers in a personal capacity

All speakers in a personal capacity

EX-SERVICEMEN’S CLUB, 2 HARVEY ROAD,
LEYTONSTONE E11 3DB
(NEXT TO RED LION ON LEYTONSTONE HIGH RD)

NHS

EX-SERVICEMEN’S CLUB, 2 HARVEY ROAD,
LEYTONSTONE E11 3DB
(NEXT TO RED LION ON LEYTONSTONE HIGH RD)

NHS

Local services under
threat of cuts
SERVICES AT our local hospital
are in danger but health workers
and our campaign are determined
to protect it.
Barts Health, which runs Whipps
Cross and many other east London
hospitals, is now in “special measures”
after a damning report by the Care
Quality Commission (CQC).
The CQC is the body that inspects
hospitals to ensure they are safe.
“Special measures” means new
management but without extra
funding there is a real danger that
services will decline further.
Cuts are already having a devastating
impact. Whipps Cross was found to
be inadequate in several areas.

STAFF NOT TO BLAME
The CQC found that there are too
few staff to provide safe care; over
reliance on agency staff is hitting
standards and incurring high costs;
there are too many people waiting for
too few beds, and Whipps is failing
to meet national waiting time targets.
The report made clear that hospital
staff were not to blame. Instead it said
that there was a “culture of bullying
and harassment” by management.
Health bosses’ decision to cut 220
posts across the Trust recently—and
to put several hundred more nursing
staff into lower pay bands—are to

blame for low morale and poor care,
say the inspectors.
Yet in spite of the cuts, Barts
Health’s financial deficit has doubled
to a staggering £93 million.
Why? Because the Trust is burdened
with the debts of the Private Finance
Initiative (PFI), which allows private
firms to leach money from the NHS.
Barts Health will pay £7.1bn to
lease and service hospitals that cost
£1.1bn to build.

CAMPAIGNING
Waltham Forest Save Our NHS aims
to unite local people, health workers
and unions to defend our NHS and
ALL services at Whipps Cross.
Together with staff and the unions
we won the reinstatement of Whipps
Cross Unison union activist Charlotte
Monro after she was victimised for
speaking out about service cuts.
This shows that campaigning can
make a difference—and that if we put
up a fight, we can save OUR services
from the further cuts.
Everyone is welcome to come to
this vital meeting.
Waltham Forest Save our NHS
FIND OUT MORE
www.wfsonhs.wordpress.comwww.saveournhs-el.org.uk
EMAIL US
wfsaveournhs@gmail.com

Local services under
threat of cuts
SERVICES AT our local hospital
are in danger but health workers
and our campaign are determined
to protect it.
Barts Health, which runs Whipps
Cross and many other east London
hospitals, is now in “special measures”
after a damning report by the Care
Quality Commission (CQC).
The CQC is the body that inspects
hospitals to ensure they are safe.
“Special measures” means new
management but without extra
funding there is a real danger that
services will decline further.
Cuts are already having a devastating
impact. Whipps Cross was found to
be inadequate in several areas.

STAFF NOT TO BLAME
The CQC found that there are too
few staff to provide safe care; over
reliance on agency staff is hitting
standards and incurring high costs;
there are too many people waiting for
too few beds, and Whipps is failing
to meet national waiting time targets.
The report made clear that hospital
staff were not to blame. Instead it said
that there was a “culture of bullying
and harassment” by management.
Health bosses’ decision to cut 220
posts across the Trust recently—and
to put several hundred more nursing
staff into lower pay bands—are to

blame for low morale and poor care,
say the inspectors.
Yet in spite of the cuts, Barts
Health’s financial deficit has doubled
to a staggering £93 million.
Why? Because the Trust is burdened
with the debts of the Private Finance
Initiative (PFI), which allows private
firms to leach money from the NHS.
Barts Health will pay £7.1bn to
lease and service hospitals that cost
£1.1bn to build.

CAMPAIGNING
Waltham Forest Save Our NHS aims
to unite local people, health workers
and unions to defend our NHS and
ALL services at Whipps Cross.
Together with staff and the unions
we won the reinstatement of Whipps
Cross Unison union activist Charlotte
Monro after she was victimised for
speaking out about service cuts.
This shows that campaigning can
make a difference—and that if we put
up a fight, we can save OUR services
from the further cuts.
Everyone is welcome to come to
this vital meeting.
Waltham Forest Save our NHS
FIND OUT MORE
www.wfsonhs.wordpress.comwww.saveournhs-el.org.uk
EMAIL US
wfsaveournhs@gmail.com