This Saturday morning a group of TUSC supporters took the campaign to prevent the planned closure of Central Middlesex Hospital’s A&E department to the hospital itself. We collected dozens of names for our petition, which calls on Brent Council to oppose the planned cuts and actively build and coordinate a mass opposition with other councils, trade unions and anti-cuts organisations across NW London.
As well as receiving strong support from the general public, we met a local teacher and trade union activist from Harlesden, and a worker from the hospital who both agreed to help us leaflet for TUSC and build support for the demonstration against the A&E closure, called by Brent Fightback. TUSC support the demonstration wholeheartedly, however we also recognise that a demonstration in itself is not the end of the campaign – rather it is a step towards building a mass campaign amongst local communities, trade unions and socialists for a political alternative to the pro-big business agenda of the establishment parties. The details of the demonstration are as follows:
Defend NW London Health Services – SAVE CENTRAL MIDDLESEX HOSPITAL
Reopen our A & E with full 24 hour service – DEMONSTRATE
Saturday September 15th 2012
Assemble 12 noon at Harlesden Jubilee Clock
March via Stonebridge Hub to Central Middlesex Hospital