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National Protest at Hinchingbrooke Hospital

July 10th, 2010 Comments off

The DWHC is sponsoring a coach to take supporters from North London to a national demo at Huntingdon. This is a significant event because this entire hospital is at risk of privatisation. Speakers will include John Lister, Jerry Hicks, local campaigners Jonathan Salt, Independent councillor for St. Ives and Martin Booth from UNISON, Mary Cooke from Pensioners Association.


Return journey will cost £8 (waged) or £4 (unwaged). Please contact DWHC if you are interested in attending this day out.


For background information refer to this Briefing Note from UNISON: Hinchingbrooke_April_2010

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Protests on Budget Day (22nd June)

June 27th, 2010 Comments off

The DWHC participated in two separate protests on Tuesday 22nd June. The first protest, between 12 noon and 1pm, was outside the Whittington main entrance, and was attended by about 70 supporters. Then at 6:30pm the DWHC joined forces with other groups outside Islington Town Hall

Press Coverage

Islington Tribune, 25th Jun 2010: Campaign group mobilises to fight cuts in mental health services

Islington Gazette, 24th Jun 2010: Protesters fight to halt new health cuts plan

Photographs (lunchtime protest)





Photographs (evening protest)





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DWHC Planning Meeting

May 5th, 2010 Comments off

Regular planning meeting with a focus on where we go next. All are welcome.


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People’s Charter Hustings 30th April

April 27th, 2010 Comments off

The People’s Charter are hosting a hustings at Islington Central Library this Friday, 30th April.


This is a great opportunity to ask the candidates for their views on The Whittington and maybe even get a commitment or two!


For more details please visit the People’s Charter site, and you can download a flyer from the site here. (.pdf)

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Planning Meeting

April 23rd, 2010 Comments off

Regular planning meeting but with a focus on the Day of Action (29th April 2010). All are welcome.

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