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Sheffield Article

The following article has been published here: http://www.indymedia.org.uk/en/regions/sheffield/2006/09/350422.html

Sheffield Children's Hospital: Save Ward S2


Protestors took to the streets of Sheffield on Saturday 9th September in response to Ward S2 in Sheffield Children's Hospital being threatened with closure.

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.

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