On Monday 15th October, over 20 members and supporters of Stroud Against the Cuts went to Sanger House in Brockworth to hear the result of the board of NHS Gloucestershire's final vote on the consultation process. The vote was unanimous in favour of establishing a new, standalone NHS Trust in the county - what SATC have been campaigning for all along!
This is a victory for anti-cuts and anti-privatisation campaigners across the county, and thanks are due to everyone who helped the campaign in any way, including signing petitions, marching, donating money, writing letters and completing consultation forms.
The campaign has taken almost 2 years now so a celebration is planned, before continuing to campaign against creeping privatisation across the NHS and destruction of staff pay and conditions. Stroud Against the Cuts will also be spreading the word about our achievement to inspire and motivate other campaigners to Keep the NHS Public across the UK. Please help to do this. For the full press release about the victory, see below.