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National - Event Notice
Saturday October 11 2008
02:00 PM

National Protest March & Rally-For a Health Service we deserve and need

category national | rights, freedoms and repression | event notice author Wednesday July 09, 2008 23:08author by DCTU - Public Health Service Campaignauthor email healthcampaign at gmail dot comauthor address www.publichsc.blogspot.comauthor phone 087 4116357 Report this post to the editors

Healthcare is a right not a privilege!

Following on from the success of the March last 29th March and representative Conference 26th April the Public Health Care Campaign believes that we should continue the pressure. If we don't stand up for our rights and a better health service we won't get it.



Statement and Aims of the Public Health Care Campaign:

We call for an end to the constant crises in, and underfunding of, our Public Health Service.

In one of the wealthiest countries in the world it is past time we had a fully funded and life-long Public Health Service available to all when needed, and equal and speedy access to emergency and hospital services irrespective of income and place of residence.

We join together in the Public Health Service Campaign to act together to seek through word and agreed action:

1.End the Health budget cutbacks and embargos on staff recruitment.
2.Equal access to hospital services irrespective of income and place of residence; no public hospital closures or downgrades.
3.A fully funded, adequately staffed and life-long Public Health Service available to all.
4.Immediate and major investment in tackling the national emergencies in the Accident & Emergency service and in Hospital Acquired Infections.
5.An immense reduction now in the public waiting lists for diagnosis and for treatment.
6.For the highest standards in diagnosis and in communications with patients.
7.Investment in public hospital beds instead of co-location tax breaks and land grants to for-profit hospitals.
8.A primary care system, based on public service and not-for-profit principles, to allow people receive excellent care in their homes and communities.

National Protest March & Rally, Dublin Saturday 11th October 2008
Contact: Public Health Service Campaign, 44 Lower Gardiner St., Dublin 1.
dctuhealth@gmail.com; 087 6229686

http://www.indymedia.ie/article/86931
http://www.patientstogether.com/

http://www.patientstogether.com/ www.publichsc.blogspot.com

Related Link: http://www.publichsc.blogspot.com
author by Des Derwin - Dublin Council of Trade Unionspublication date Fri Aug 08, 2008 16:46author email healthcampaign at gmail dot comauthor address Mandela House, 44, Lower Gardiner Street, Dublin, 1.author phone 087 4116357Report this post to the editors

PUBLIC HEALTH SERVICE CAMPAIGN
- United for a First Class Public Health Service

Dublin Council of Trade Unions
ICTU Youth Committee
Patients Together

New email address: healthcampaign@gmail.com

New phone number (from 18th August) 087 4116357

Mandela House
44, Lower Gardiner Street,
Dublin, 1.

YOUR HEALTH - YOUR PROTEST

Calling all trade unions, patients’ groups, Trades Councils, hospital campaigns, health professional bodies, community organisations, health campaigns, the general public.

MARCH & RALLY

For a first class Public Health Service
No cutbacks in the Health Service!
No privatisation of the Public Health Service!

Assemble 2.00 pm, Saturday, 11th October 2008.
Garden of Remembrance, Parnell Square, Dublin, 1.

Organise a contingent from your town or locality.
Volunteer meetings begin soon.

author by D_D - Public Health Service Campaignpublication date Mon Aug 25, 2008 20:50author email healthcampaign at gmail dot comauthor address author phone 087 4116357Report this post to the editors

New temporary site at

www.publichsc.blogspot.com

Related Link: http://www.publichsc.blogspot.com
author by Sharon . - Individual .publication date Mon Aug 25, 2008 22:15author address author phone Report this post to the editors

Hi !

RSF will be present on this march - we were at the last one (Saturday 29 March 2008 http://11sixtynine.blogsome.com/2008/03/30/saturday-mar...blin/) and will have as many as we can muster on this one as well - full marks to the organisers.

Thanks!

Sharon.

RSF member on the Dublin 'Health March' , Sat 29 March 2008.
RSF member on the Dublin 'Health March' , Sat 29 March 2008.

Related Link: http://1169andcounting.blogspot.com
author by derekpublication date Wed Aug 27, 2008 12:54author address author phone Report this post to the editors

meself and a good few mates will be going on this
hope tens of thousands turn out for it and we can close the city centre down for a few hours as that might help put pressure on cowen and his rich pals to do something about it
fair play to the unions for organsing it and to republicans for supporting it

author by Synicpublication date Wed Aug 27, 2008 17:23author address author phone Report this post to the editors

“Following on from the success of the March last 29th March”!!!!!!!
You predicted 70,000 would turn out for the last march and less than 6,000 actually did. How do you quantify this as a success? What work has been done since then? Have campaigners been in the areas most affected by the health crisis? Not fuken likely! As was pointed out previously, the organisers simply aren’t politically capable of harnessing the genuine anger out there about the health service because they have no connection with the affected communities.
Still, it won’t be a complete waste of time, the Swp, PBP, Socialist Party etc… will get a chance to sell some papers and recruit new members.
Prove me wrong.

author by D_Dpublication date Fri Aug 29, 2008 10:01author address author phone Report this post to the editors

The organisers welcome the co-operation of those who have connections with their 'communities'. They could contribute greatly to the success of 11th October by employing their political capabilities and organising a large contingent from their particular community. From Cabra, say.

A copy of our Newsletter outlining our work since 29th March can be had from healthcampaign@gmail.com.

author by ARAN - Animal Rights Action Network publication date Sun Sep 07, 2008 00:02author email arancampaigns at eircom dot netauthor address ARAN, Po Box 722, Kildare, Irelandauthor phone 0876275579Report this post to the editors

We are hoping that we can count on your attendance at our upcoming peaceful rally in Dublin. Held during World Animal Week, ARAN is using this opportunity to call for tougher animal protection laws in the new animal welfare bill and to raise nationwide awareness of cruelty inflicted upon animals in Ireland. This important rally is sure to create a positive frenzy on the streets of Dublin and with the national media and we hope you will be a part of this exciting experience!

We have been very fortunate to receive countless offers of support from various kind people across the country — thank you to everyone who offered to help; we cannot overly state how much we appreciate your support! There is still people out there whom we need to hear from, is it you? To make this event the biggest and best it can possibly be, we are once again asking for your help. Please promote the event to your family, friends, and co-workers—you would be surprised the amount of people you can reach by simply telling them about the rally!

To help you spread the word more easily, we have produced a snappy 1 minute promotional video of our rally. Please note this video is not gory, but is a perfect tool for encouraging anyone who wants to put an end to cruelty to animals to attend the event. Plus it features exciting footage of ARAN’s previous 2006 rally which was also a tremendous success!!!

Click here to see the short 1 minute video. Once you have finished watching this, please send this video clip to as many people as you can. Post it on your BEBO, My Space and Facebook and anywhere else where you think it will reach people! Please, don’t leave it to someone else, be pro-active, help us spread the word and ensure that this event will be one of the best we have held for animals in 10 years. Without you’re support we cannot make a difference and the animal abusers will go unnoticed and it is they who will have the last laugh!

Caption: Embedded video Youtube Video


Related Link: http://www.aran.ie/pledge08.html
author by D_D - Public Health Service Campaignpublication date Wed Sep 10, 2008 10:08author address author phone Report this post to the editors

Car window and window stickers for 11th October march now available.

Take a bunch. Conatct 087 4116357 or 085 7302798 or healthcampaign@gmail.com

author by Des Derwin - Public Health Service Campaignpublication date Thu Sep 18, 2008 18:59author email healthcampaign at gmail dot comauthor address author phone 087 4116357Report this post to the editors

PUBLIC HEALTH SERVICE CAMPAIGN
- United for a First Class Public Health Service

Dublin Council of Trade Unions
ICTU Youth Committee
Patients Together

VOLUNTEERS MEETING

Make it a big one. If you want to help out, there will be a Volunteers Meeting next Thursday, 25th September, at 6 p.m. in Liberty Hall.

Leaflets, window stickers and posters will be available.

Also, there will be a Stewards Meeting beforehand, at 5.30 pm, at the same place. Stewards needed for the march. Come along if you are interested.

Your Health - Your Protest
2 pm Saturday 11th October 2008
Garden of Remembrance, Parnell Square, Dublin 1.

healthcampaign@gmail.com

087 4116357

www.publichsc.blogspot.com

author by D_D - Public Health Service Campaignpublication date Mon Sep 22, 2008 19:43author address author phone Report this post to the editors

Please use, print out, etc.

PDF Document dctu_health_campaign_leaflet_11th_october_final_a.pdf 0.16 Mb

author by D_D - Public Health Service campaignpublication date Fri Sep 26, 2008 18:32author address author phone Report this post to the editors

PUBLIC HEALTH SERVICE CAMPAIGN
- United for a First Class Public Health Service

Dublin Council of Trade Unions
ICTU Youth Committee
Patients Together

SECOND VOLUNTEERS MEETING
Next Thursday, 2nd October, at 6 p.m. in Liberty Hall.

Planning for postering of city and suburbs.

LARGE POSTERS FOR LAMPOSTS will be available.

Leaflets, window stickers and smaller posters also available.

For supplies contact below

healthcampaign@gmail.com

087 4116357

www.publichsc.blogspot.com

Your Health - Your Protest
2 pm Saturday 11th October 2008
Garden of Remembrance, Parnell Square, Dublin 1.

No cuts in Health spending in the budget!!

author by kevin - swppublication date Sat Sep 27, 2008 00:41author address author phone Report this post to the editors

The crisis in the health service goes on and on. For a first hand account of the experience of an elderly woman in the Mater this week see this link:- http://ballymunsocialist.wordpress.com/
Even getting a trolley in A&E after hours is now a privilege. And we're still months from the winter.
Let's build a big turn-out for October 11.

Related Link: http://ballymunsocialist.wordpress.com/
author by D_D - PHSCpublication date Sun Sep 28, 2008 13:25author address author phone Report this post to the editors

Message from Janette Byrne, former cancer patients and spokesperson for Patients Together :

Planning for the protest march of October 11th:

In recent years we have all heard of the horrendous way some cancer patients have suffered in our Health System.

* Late diagnosis. (Too late for our friend Susie Long and many others)

* Misdiagnosis

* No Beds

* Long waits for scans, chemotherapy, radiotherapy

* Some losing their lives not to cancer but to hospital acquired infections

As part of the ‘Public Health Service Campaign’s’ protest on the 11th of October and with your help we want to create a ‘bandanna bunting’

What’s involved:

* If you were a cancer patient you can bring a bandanna and pin it on with everyone else on the day.

* If you had a loved one who experienced cancer and you wish to pin a bandanna on their behalf that is fine also.

* Bandannas may be signed and include a message.

* We want to make this cancer patients support as large as possible.

* If you are unwell and unable to attend the protest you can post your bandanna to 82, Finglas Park Dublin 11

* Conor MacLiam, husband of Susie Long, will pin up the first bandanna before the march

Only with your support will this happen.

Lets make this protest the greatest ever. We did it for the Antiwar campaign, we did it for Irish Ferries, we even did it in support of Bewleys; now your health deserves your support.

Please forward this message to others

Janette Byrne Patients Together 085-7302798

author by Meshell Suit - NUNpublication date Mon Sep 29, 2008 00:57author address author phone Report this post to the editors

Seems to me that there is a lot more that should be 'happening' within OUR Health Service.
Unfortunately a Bad Attitude is Running Overtime ,Snobbery is Rife, even in Illness.
SAD BUT TRUE.

author by kimpublication date Tue Sep 30, 2008 13:37author address author phone Report this post to the editors

Having recently brought my toddler to Aand E at the Lourdes, waiting 5 hours and then being charged 60 quid for it I definately want to go to this..

- but the flyer doesnt give a time or a place to start the rally (unless Im so tired I just cant find it)!

Please can you update it to give thse details. I feel really strongly about the state of the health service here, why doesnt Ireland have a National Health Service free for all people, with high quality care for all.

author by D_D - Public Health Service Campaignpublication date Tue Sep 30, 2008 14:40author address author phone Report this post to the editors

The flyer has those details. But it's OK to be tired.

Your Health - Your Protest
2 pm Saturday 11th October 2008
Garden of Remembrance, Parnell Square, Dublin 1.

author by D_D - DCTUpublication date Fri Oct 03, 2008 17:51author address author phone Report this post to the editors

Two city centre postering expeditions:

Meet

3 pm Saturday outside Liberty Hall

11 am Sunday outside Liberty Hall

Volunteers meeting Thursday 6 pm Liberty Hall

087 4116357
healthcampaign@gmail.com
www.publichsc.blogspot.com

author by D_D - Public Health Service Campaignpublication date Tue Oct 07, 2008 15:18author address author phone Report this post to the editors

VOLUNTEERS

Last Volunteers Meeting
6 pm Thursday 9th October, Liberty Hall, Dublin
Leafleteers and posterers needed

SPEAKERS

Speakers at the rally:

Prof John Crown, Consultant oncologist
Liam Doran, Irish Nurses Organisation General Secretary
Janette Byrne from Patients Together,
Conor Seville, brother of Beverly.
Kevin Callinan, National Secretary, IMPACT
Audrey Deane, Social Policy Advisor, St. Vincent de Paul Society,
Peadar McMahon of the Health Services Action Group and the Monaghan Hospital Community Alliance,
Louise O'Reilly, National Nursing Official, SIPTU,
Dr. Teresa Graham, SIN, Stop Infections Now Campaign, (MRSA),
Walter Cullen, Unite trade union

Conor MacLiam, husband of Susie Long, will place the first ‘bandana’ on a ‘bunting of bananas’ at the beginning of the march to remember all those who through late diagnosis or misdiagnosis are no longer with us.

Live music will be provided by ASLAN members and other artists.

BUSES

Irish Nurses Organisation and SIPTU Branches have been authorised to hire buses. INO and SIPTU members and local groups should contact the local SIPTU or INO Branch. Waterford Council of Trade Unions are running a bus up: contact the UNITE trade union in Waterford.

author by polly tickspublication date Thu Oct 09, 2008 13:39author address author phone Report this post to the editors

THE FAMILY of a woman who died in the toilet of the AE unit at Dublin's Mater hospital earlier this year after waiting hours for a bed has urged the public to turn out in large numbers for a protest march against health service cuts on Saturday.

Related Link: http://www.irishtimes.com/newspaper/ireland/2008/1009/1223445618093.html
author by D_D - Public Health Service Campaignpublication date Thu Oct 09, 2008 17:20author address author phone Report this post to the editors

Full marks to the unknown volunteers for the work of distributing the leaflets for the march around the Infirmary Road area. However it seems that some of them at least do not have the heading indicating the organisers of the march, or have had the heading removed. There has been one complaint (the contact details were left on) about anonymous leaflets and anonymous events; an understandable one.

author by D_Dpublication date Fri Oct 10, 2008 11:00author address author phone Report this post to the editors

Running order:

Songs as people assemble (Music by members of Aslan & The Brilliant Trees)

2 p.m.Parnell Square

Conor MacLiam pins bandana on banner for Susie Long

Speakers:
Prof John Crown, Consultant oncologist
Liam Doran, Irish Nurses Organisation General Secretary
Colm Seville, brother of Beverly Seville-Doyle.
Kevin Callinan, National Secretary, IMPACT
Noelle Duddy, Co-op Cancer Care North West
Joe Guillfoyle, National Campaign for Save St Luke's

Approx 3.30 p.m.Merrion Square

Songs while arriving

Speakers:
Louise O'Reilly, National Nursing Official, SIPTU,
Dr. Teresa Graham, SIN, Stop Infections Now Campaign, (MRSA),
Audrey Deane, Social Policy Advisor, St. Vincent de Paul Society,

Songs

Speakers
Janette Byrne, Patients Together,
Dr. Christine O'Malley, Consultant, Nenagh Hospital, Doctors Alliance for Better Public Healthcare
Walter Cullen, Unite trade union
Peadar McMahon, Health Services Action Group and Monaghan Hospital Community Alliance.

Songs

The marching order is

Front banners
Trade union and patients/hospital/health groups
Other groups and political parties

author by bbpublication date Sat Oct 11, 2008 15:36author address author phone Report this post to the editors

via DCI cam.

Off to the Dail to demand a decent health system.
Off to the Dail to demand a decent health system.

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