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Still Waiting Health Conference

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Liberty Hall

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You are cordially invited to attend our first national conference taking place on Saturday 27th January 2018 in Liberty Hall Dublin, from 10am to 4pm. Still Waiting has over the past 10 months gathered campaigns across the country together to shout with a louder voice for a functional health service, free at the point of entry and regionally responsive to the needs of the population.

We have held vigils at 16 hospitals in April, demonstrated outside the Dail in May and June . Held a national meeting with three progressive TDs in June, and supported a multitude of campaigns highlighting the dysfunction and human cost of our current health service throughout the nation.

In October we contacted the major unions representing health workers,who we believe to be hugely important to any campaign, with a view to building the national campaign with the largest civic movement in the country. We now have the support of ICTU, SIPTU, INMO, FORSA and UNITE. The conference will be a step to build for a national demonstration, along with discussion on what must happen to provide a functional Health Service.

We devised a basic common platform for agreement.

· Significant investment in order to raise the number of acute hospital beds to the European average.

· Increase the numbers of nurses and frontline staff to pre-crisis levels.

· Move towards a National Health Care system free at the point of use and paid for through progressive taxation.

· Create a public not for profit Home Help Service.

· Return of closed services such as A&E departments, cardiac services to local areas where they are needed.


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