Campaigners celebrate 63 years of NHS

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PROTESTERS against the service cuts at Bassetlaw Hospital celebrated 63 years of the NHS yesterday (Tuesday).

Dozens of campaigners joined in the party to help raise awareness in the bid to save maternity and children’s services.

The peaceful demonstration took place on Blyth Road, outside the hospital’s grounds, and lasted almost six hours.

Spokesperson for Bassetlaw Protecting our People and Services group Ann Donlan said: “Before the NHS they had to pay for medicine, pay for doctors and pay for treatment.”

“Since the NHS came in we have had first class service and an excellent hospital. We are here to remind people of its importance, we do not want to see it privatised again.”

Bassetlaw PCT will be conducting a three-month consultation into clinical services in the Autumn.

For further coverage pick up this week’s Worksop Guardian, out Thursday afternoon.