The NHS is in crisis, and there can be little doubt that it is all because our government refuses to fund it properly.
Estimates suggest there will be a £22 billion funding gap by 2020, while current proposed cuts already mean that local hospitals face losing £451 million from their annual budget, with the threatened downgrading of services at Leicester General Hospital looming on the horizon.
As part of this ongoing program of cuts, NHS England is presently attempting to close down three heart units across the country, one in Leicester, one in London, and another in Manchester.
Government officials tasked with stealing our services try to dress up their attacks as help, saying they will improve service provision, but everyone can see through this shallow lie.
Earlier today, over a hundred people marched up and down Belgrave Road for over an hour, in spite of heavy rain, demanding that the government leave our city’s vital heart unit at Glenfield hospital alone… CONTINUED HERE.