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Hundreds march through South Yorkshire in NHS protest

NHS Protesters marching down Halifax Road

NHS Protesters marching down Halifax Road

Crowds of protesters marched through Sheffield to highlight changes they say are ‘siphoning’ money from the NHS.

Crowds of protestors marched to Sheffield today to highlight changes they say are ‘siphoning’ money from the NHS.

Hundreds joined in the national ‘999 for the NHS’ walk as it made its way from Barnsley Hospital to Sheffield.

They were joined along the route, part of a march by Darlington mums from Jarrow to London, by other supporters before a rally in Weston Park.

The protest aims to raise awareness of the privatisation of the NHS.

Jo Ritson, who co-ordinated the march in Barnsley and to Sheffield, said: “People go to their local hospital, are treated by doctors and nurses and see the NHS logo that we all trust and love.

“But what they don’t realise is behind that it is a private company treating them and seeking to make money, which means there is less money for care.

“Money is being siphoned off.”

The march continues in Sheffield tomorrow. It will leave the town hall at 10am and make its way to the Royal Hallamshire Hospital before heading to Chesterfield.

Covering 300 miles, it follows the route of the historic Jarrow Crusade.

 

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