Video: doctor speaks powerfully – “the humanity is being sucked out of our NHS”

Lauren Gavaghan is a doctor, psychiatrist and well-known NHS campaigner. On Thursday evening she spoke movingly to a mass gathering of Labour NHS campaigners about the suffering and beauty she has seen in ten years of service in the NHS – and the vampiric effect of Tory government.

What she said was powerful, inspiring – and terrifying. She spoke of huge shortages, of the disrespect of the government toward patients and staff – and of the unnecessary and undignified deaths the under-resourcing of the NHS has caused. And she summed it up in one haunting phrase:

The humanity is being sucked out of our NHS.

This video brings home the preciousness of the National Health Service that Labour built, the disaster imposed on it – and the awful prospect of its loss. Please watch and share:

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1 comment

  1. Very powerful, brought a tear to my eye. And yet another reason to kick the Tories Out! They should never ever be let near the NHS ever again! You just get the feeling under the Tories if they can’t exploit your labour you are surplus to requirements! Perhaps diverse working people to the Tories really mean NOTHING but to socialists diverse working people mean EVERYTHING! The old saying is true when it comes to the Conservatives – they know the price of everything and the value of nothing! Solidarity!

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