Public party for NHS at Leeds hospitals

PROTESTING IN PARTY HATS: The public gathers to show support for NHS on its birthday. PIC: Simon Hulme
PROTESTING IN PARTY HATS: The public gathers to show support for NHS on its birthday. PIC: Simon Hulme
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Balloons, bunting and big birthday cards - just some of the ways the NHS’ 69th birthday was celebrated today at St James’ and the LGI.

‘Leeds Keep our NHS Public’ organised the party to give thanks to staff and show public support for the NHS.

It comes after £22bn more cuts are in the pipeline by 2021, with Yorkshire set to take a £2bn hit.

Additionally, 24,000 nurses vacancies are unlikely to be filled, as training applications drop by 25 per cent after the scrapping of the nurse bursary.

In a statement, the group said: “We invite people to join us to wish the NHS “Many Happy Returns” and to urge everyone to do what it takes to make that wish come true.”

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