Public meeting over future of healthcare

First published in News

A PUBLIC meeting to discuss a Greater Manchester-wide healthcare review that could affect Bolton is taking place tonight.

The meeting, in The Albert Halls, in Bolton town centre, from 6pm to 8pm, will discuss the Healthier Together proposals.

Health unions, concerned that plans will lead to A&E departments closing across the region, including the Royal Bolton Hospital’s, have started a campaign against Healthier Together.

In December, hundreds of people attended a rally in Bolton to protest over two separate issues — job cuts at Bolton NHS Foundation Trust and the Healthier Together review. But Dr Raj Patel, medical director of NHS Greater Manchester, said the vision has been “misinterpreted”, that no decisions had been made and that no district hospitals would be changing.

The organisation has said the district general hospitals system is outdated and needs to change and are working with the region’s 12 Clinical Commissioning Groups to create a new model. A consultation is due to start in the spring.

l To follow the meeting live, visit theboltonnews.co.

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10:13am Thu 24 Jan 13

Puffin-Billy says...

This so-called health care review is not just in Greater Manchester-it is all over the country.

Do not let the issue of A&E at Bolton distract you from the bigger picture.

Exactly the same tactics are being used in every health service across the country.

If you want to see what kind of corrupt Politicans we are up against just have a look at:

http://socialinvesti

gations.blogspot.co.

uk/2012/02/nhs-priva

tisation-compilation

-of.html

And at

http://www.mirror.co

.uk/news/politics/20

11/01/19/nhs-reform-

leaves-tory-backers-

with-links-to-privat

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et-for-bonanza-11587

5-22859373/

Monitor is not "independent"

An internal memo written by NHS Partnership Network director, David Worskett reveals that both he and Monitor chief, David Bennett met during the Health bill 'pause' under the auspices of the free market think tank, Reform.

David Bennett was a former senior partner at a company who were the architects of the £20bn so-called ‘savings’ that are now decimating our NHS, and deliberately making it "not fit for purpose" as claimed by the "Healthier Together" review.

And have a look at the websites of the Nuffield Trust, Monitor, and the Healthier together campaign in Kettering,
the South East Midlands,
Nothumberland etc...etc...

Dr Raj Patel, medical director of NHS Greater Manchester, claims that protestors have “misinterpreted”
. He is talking claptrap.

Greater Manchester's 12 Clinical Commissioning Groups intend using our General Practioners, (some of whom stand to gain financially)

to hand over our health care to private health insurance industries, private hopitals , and the pharmaceutical industries.
This so-called health care review is not just in Greater Manchester-it is all over the country. Do not let the issue of A&E at Bolton distract you from the bigger picture. Exactly the same tactics are being used in every health service across the country. If you want to see what kind of corrupt Politicans we are up against just have a look at: http://socialinvesti gations.blogspot.co. uk/2012/02/nhs-priva tisation-compilation -of.html And at http://www.mirror.co .uk/news/politics/20 11/01/19/nhs-reform- leaves-tory-backers- with-links-to-privat e-healthcare-firms-s et-for-bonanza-11587 5-22859373/ Monitor is not "independent" An internal memo written by NHS Partnership Network director, David Worskett reveals that both he and Monitor chief, David Bennett met during the Health bill 'pause' under the auspices of the free market think tank, Reform. David Bennett was a former senior partner at a company who were the architects of the £20bn so-called ‘savings’ that are now decimating our NHS, and deliberately making it "not fit for purpose" as claimed by the "Healthier Together" review. And have a look at the websites of the Nuffield Trust, Monitor, and the Healthier together campaign in Kettering, the South East Midlands, Nothumberland etc...etc... Dr Raj Patel, medical director of NHS Greater Manchester, claims that protestors have “misinterpreted” . He is talking claptrap. Greater Manchester's 12 Clinical Commissioning Groups intend using our General Practioners, (some of whom stand to gain financially) to hand over our health care to private health insurance industries, private hopitals , and the pharmaceutical industries. Puffin-Billy
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