This is the last article you can read this month
You can read more article this month
You can read more articles this month
Sorry your limit is up for this month
BOSSES of two health authorities in Wales are attempting to privatise NHS pharmaceutical services.
Public service union Unison says Betsi Cadwaladr and Cardiff and Vale University Health Boards are planning “to undermine the public service ethos of the Welsh National Health Service.”
The union added that Betsi Cadwaladr plans to spend taxpayers’ money creating a new pharmacy before handing it to the private sector.
Betsi Cadwaladr says it wishes to reduce costs and save on tax while claiming that it does not have enough staff to dispense medication to the standard it would like.
Unison says NHS privatisations in England “have caused chaos for patients and staff.”
Head of health at Unison Cymru/Wales, Paul Summers, said: “Private companies have no place in the Welsh NHS. The collapse of Carillion shows the private sector doesn’t always know best and it is not more efficient than the public sector.”
You can’t buy a revolution, but you can help the only daily paper in Britain that’s fighting for one by joining the 501 club.
Just £5 a month gives you the opportunity to win one of 17 prizes, from £25 to the £501 jackpot.
By becoming a 501 Club member you are helping the Morning Star cover its printing, distribution and staff costs — help keep our paper thriving by joining!
You can’t buy a revolution, but you can help the only daily paper in Britain that’s fighting for one by become a member of the People’s Printing Press Society.
The Morning Star is a readers’ co-operative, which means you can become an owner of the paper too by buying shares in the society.
Shares are £1 each — though unlike capitalist firms, each shareholder has an equal say. Money from shares contributes directly to keep our paper thriving.
Some union branches have taken out shares of over £500 and individuals over £100.
You can’t buy a revolution, but you can help the only daily paper in Britain that’s fighting for one by donating to the Fighting Fund.
The Morning Star is unique, as a lone socialist voice in a sea of corporate media. We offer a platform for those who would otherwise never be listened to, coverage of stories that would otherwise be buried.
The rich don’t like us, and they don’t advertise with us, so we rely on you, our readers and friends. With a regular donation to our monthly Fighting Fund, we can continue to thumb our noses at the fat cats and tell truth to power.
Donate today and make a regular contribution.