A billionaire businessman has grabbed control of ambulance services in Sussex -- and it’s a catastrophe for patients.
Just a few weeks ago, ambulance services in Sussex were sold off to a private company called Coperforma, headed by the billionaire Tesco heir John Porter.
The service has already all but collapsed. Many patients are waiting more than five hours for an ambulance -- if one turns up at all. Cancer patients are missing chemotherapy appointments. Patients with kidney failure are missing dialysis sessions. And hospitals are being forced to fork out on taxis just to get patients home.
All because this government is obsessed with putting private profit over patient care. Let’s show them we won’t stand by while they sell off huge chunks of our NHS to their corporate friends -- we’ll come together to fight their plans every step of the way.
Let’s tell the government to reverse the privatisation of England’s ambulance services!
It’s not just Sussex. Ambulance services are being privatised all across England -- with devastating consequences for patients. Last year, all 10 English ambulance trusts sent private providers to attend life-threatening emergencies. And, while spending on private providers is going up, standards are going down.
The government is happy to put any part of our precious health care system up for sale -- whatever the consequences for patients and their families.
SumOfUs was created to put an end to the corporate capture of our public services. Hundreds of thousands of us have spoken up against the government's privatisation of our NHS already. Now we need to make sure everyone knows the truth: our NHS is being privatised, and it’s putting our lives at risk.
Tell the government to reverse the privatisation of our ambulance services, now.