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Sheffield Children's Hospital: Save Ward S2
S2 is a specialist childrens ear, nose and throat ward and its closure is part of a £3 million cuts package for the Hospital, which is just a fraction of the 3 year £100 million cuts package for the NHS in Sheffield. Hospital unions are objecting to cuts which include vacancies not being filled and workers' hours being cut.
These cuts are not an isolated incident, in July there was a protest against privatisation on the 58th anniversary of the founding of the NHS. The Government's ongoing underfunding, cuts and privatisation of the Health Service have also been covered by Cambridge and Liverpool IMCs.
- Sheffield Star - Cuts threat to children's care 07 August 2006
- Sheffield Star - Kids' hospital ward set to close 10 August 2006
- Sheffield Star - Hospital ward axe could kill sick son 16 August 2006
- Socialist Party - Sheffield - stop these attacks on children's health