“Blood On Their Hands”: Thousands Protests Against Theresa May’s NHS Policies In London
"We believe that Theresa May and Jeremy Hunt are responsible for the deaths and misery this winter that was totally avoidable"

NHS Protesters have held up traffic on Westminster Bridge today demanding the Government properly funds the NHS.

About a dozen opponents staged the stunt the week before 50,000 people are expected to descend on London for the NHS in Crisis march.

There were three campaigners as Prime Minister Theresa May , Health Secretary Jeremy Hunt and Virgin boss Richard Branson  in the “blood on the hands” show.

The group were followed over the bridge to Parliament by an off-duty ambulance and other protesters dressed in hospital scrubs chanting: “More staff, more beds, fund our NHS.”

“I’m here today because we’ve lost 15,000 beds over the last six years and there are currently 40,000 nursing vacancies in England.” one of the protester Jacqui Berry, who works as a nurse in London, said.

“We have a Government that would rather throw billions of pounds to private companies who do nothing more than leach money out of the NHS, away from patients and in to the pockets of private shareholders.” she added.

The People’s Assembly and Health Campaigns Together have organised the protest which. The huge NHS protest in the capital on Saturday February 3 is also organising by the Health Campaigns.

The NHS battles through its worst winter with the operations cancelled and record emergency waits in A&E.

Read More: New Survey: Half Of Britons Believe NHS Has Got Worse Under Tories

While more than 100,000 ambulances have been left queueing outside packed A&Es for more than half an hour, dozens of deaths have been reportedly linked to delays.

“We believe that Theresa May and Jeremy Hunt are responsible for the deaths and misery this winter that was totally avoidable.” Dr Tony O’Sullivan, co-chair of Keep Our NHS Public and retired consultant paediatrician, said.

“It’s disgraceful that they say the NHS was better prepared for winter than ever before.” He added:

“The Government has been deliberately undermining the NHS as a public service for eight years with a combined onslaught of underfunding and privatisation.”

“Next week is an opportunity for people to publicly condemn what the Government is doing to the NHS. We’re expecting around 50,000 people to take to the streets.”

NHS in Crisis protest will be in Gower Street, central, London, from midday on February 3 before marching to Downing Street.

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