Union anger at NHS bill

Unison members gather outside Doncaster Royal Infirmary to protest against the government's proposed Health and Social Care Bill. Making their point heard are NHS workers l-r Aggie Currie, service supervisor, Steve Keegan, community drug team, June Mason, service assistant, Caryn Walsh, community drug team, and Katie Hodgson, administrator Picture: Liz Mockler D1933LM
Unison members gather outside Doncaster Royal Infirmary to protest against the government's proposed Health and Social Care Bill. Making their point heard are NHS workers l-r Aggie Currie, service supervisor, Steve Keegan, community drug team, June Mason, service assistant, Caryn Walsh, community drug team, and Katie Hodgson, administrator Picture: Liz Mockler D1933LM

outraged NHS workers made their feelings on the Health and Social Care Bill clear at a protest outside a Doncaster hospital.

Doncaster District and Bassetlaw Unison Health Branch, the trade union that represents nurses, midwives, paramedics, cleaners, porters, clerks and many other NHS staff, has been opposed to the Government’s plans for the NHS since the beginning.

A Unison spokesman said: “The Bill will create an NHS where competition will replace compassion and profit will be more important than patients.”

Members campaigned outside Doncaster Royal Infirmary on Monday lunchtime explaining their concerns to patients and visitors.

The Bill had its final reading in the House of Lords on Monday giving politicians one last chance to stop it becoming law.