NHS Cuts Protest
The demonstration to protest the bed cuts to Portland and Westhaven Hospitals (inc. the Linden Unit), will take place this Sunday 4th June. Please see the poster below, and here is Jon's video clip explaining why we must stand up now for the NHS.
We will meet 2pm outside Gatehouse Surgery at Portland Hospital. For those who are able we will walk to Westhaven Hospital to arrive there at 3.30pm for a short rally with speeches from Jon and reps from Save Kingfisher Ward & SCBU campaign. There will also be an open mic for anyone to have their say for maximum 3 minutes each.
It is approximately 4.5 - 5 miles between the two hospitals. There are many joining points along the route for anyone preferring a shorter walk:
- Anywhere along the beach road / causeway between Portland and Weymouth
- Entrance to Rodwell Trail (near Ferrybridge)
- Anywhere along the Trail to before Newstead Foot Bridge
- Exit of Trail on Chickerell Rd
- Along Chickerell Rd or Radipole Lane
Or join us at 3.30pm at Westhaven. There is a regular bus service between Portland and Weymouth (every 10 or so minutes) so its possible to do that too.
If you can volunteer to be a steward to help direct people and with road crossing, we would very much welcome that! Hi-viz bibs provided.