Islanders celebrate the NHS at 70 – look out for giant birthday card

Look out for the giant birthday card making the rounds of the Island this week to be presented at Wednesday evening’s event in Newport.

NHS70 London march 2

Christine Lightbody shares this latest news on behalf of the IOW Save Our NHSgroup. Ed


A group of Islanders braved the sizzling temperatures to travel to London to celebrate 70 years of the NHS, but tens of thousands of campaigners from across the country also vowed to continue their fight to save this wonderful public service from being dismantled, privatised and sold off.

NHS at 70 London march

The coach organised by the IOW Save Our NHSgroup and generously funded by Unison.

Sign the birthday card
This week campaigners from IOW Save Our NHS will be travelling around the Island with a beautiful hand-made birthday card which members of the public can sign to show their love and appreciation for NHS staff on the Island.

We have already visited Cowes, but we’ll be spend a couple of hours in Sandown, Shanklin and Ventnor on Tuesday and then Ryde, East Cowes and Newport on Wednesday.

Past, Present, Future NHS event
The card will be presented at the Past, Present, Future NHS event hosted by the NHS Trust on Wednesday evening at the Riverside Centre, Newport where their will be celebration cake, a band and a bar.

Monday, 2nd July, 2018 5:21pm

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Hello Vectians, I wish to add my support to this campaign – during my (lengthy) sojourns on Wight, the NHS provided both emergency and GP care for acute illness – there is NO rationale for reducing nor removing reliable, accessible, professional services from the people of The Island – If there is a way of adding my details to your Petition, please let me know HOW to… Read more »