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To: Brighton & Hove Health & Wellbeing Board

PETITION TO STOP THE SELL-OFF AND DECIMATION OF CHILDREN’S HEALTH SERVICES IN BRIGHTON

PETITION TO STOP THE SELL-OFF AND DECIMATION OF CHILDREN’S HEALTH SERVICES IN BRIGHTON

Please sign and share this petition to demand Brighton and Hove Council’s Health and Wellbeing Board stop the sell-off and mass budget cuts to our children’s health services

Why is this important?

Community health services for children and young people include health visiting, school nursing and the Family Nurse Partnership (FNP) – a programme for teenage parents. These services are essential for our children’s wellbeing but they are now under the most severe threat.
Private companies like Virgin care are being awarded huge contracts across many different health services but, because they want to make a profit, they reduce their costs by cutting staff and lowering standards and quality of care.

If you
• don’t want a company like Virgincare making money from the health of Brightons’ children
• don’t want to see our children suffer as a result of a £1m cut to their services
• Want to see the service properly funded and run by the NHS

then please sign and share this petition as widely as possible.
And please make your feelings about the potential privatisation known to your MP, local councillors and the local press.
FOR OUR CHILDREN’S SAKE: SAY NO TO THE PRIVATISATION OF THE NHS


Reasons for signing

  • In the long run privatisation is more expensive, less effective and rarely provides the service that they are employed to do. If the council can find money for that horrendous eye sore on the seafront that keeps breaking down they can find it for services such as these. If they need more money get our fabulous local dj's to do an event to raise cash
  • More money should be given to the NHS immediately and more training places offered for nurses without removing bursaries. To privatise child care totally unacceptable and should be headlined across every newspaper. People are unaware of what is happening and the fact that the government has never been held to account for its disastrous 2012 expensive changes.
  • Privatisation does not work - even in the US which has led in this privatising public services is now reversing this policy the latest being on private prisons.

Updates

2016-07-30 23:45:41 +0100

500 signatures reached

2016-07-15 20:43:39 +0100

100 signatures reached

2016-07-15 18:22:22 +0100

50 signatures reached

2016-07-15 17:28:50 +0100

25 signatures reached

2016-07-15 17:02:03 +0100

10 signatures reached