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.
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