A film which claims to expose a “frightening sickness” at the heart of the NHS gets its first screening in Kent tomorrow (October 16).
“Under The Knife”, a feature length documentary narrated by Alison Steadman, shows the health service facing cuts and privatisation — but also the battle to save it.
The screening has been organised by the Save Our NHS In Kent (SONIK) group as part of its campaign to defend local hospitals and medical services from cuts and privatisation.
SONIK chair Jon Flaig said: “The film shows the fantastic importance of the NHS to everyone but also how it is currently being dismantled and undermined. Anyone interested in the future of our health service should go and see it.
Directed by award-winning Susan Steinberg the film includes Interviews with Dr Phil Hammond, Gina Miller and shadow chancellor John McDonnell.
Award winning director Ken Loach said: “This film is a weapon in our struggle to save the NHS. There should be details of the film in every hospital reception, every GP’s waiting room, every community centre.”
The film will be screened at 7pm at the Red Hall, 11 Grosvenor Rd, Broadstairs CT10 2BT. Admission is free.
Sell Off film
A film about the sell off of the NHS is also being screened in Thanet tonight (October 15).
Councillor Karen Constantine has arranged a film showing at the Comfort Inn in Ramsgate at 7pm
She invites all those interested to come along to the screening of ‘Sell Off‘ followed by a discussion led by Dr Bob Gill, who will be visiting Ramsgate for this event.
Sell Off is a one hour film by Peter Bach about the selling off and privatisation of the health service, and dismantling of the NHS. The film charts how successive governments have operated over a 30 year period and features many health professionals on the frontline.
Discussion speakers, including Dr Bob Gill, will bring the latest news of the situation, including what is happening locally, and what people can do to save what’s left of the NHS.
Cllr Constantine said: ““The systematic selling off of our NHS will affect everyone in Thanet . It will affect you and your family. We are already losing our much needed Stroke service! I’m concerned about Pathology. Lack of GP appointments, the pressing workforce issues and our crisis in mental health care. “
Book your free tickets using the link below, or just turn up on the night. 7pm-9 pm.
Entry is free but there will be a raffle, the proceeds of which will go towards the costs of putting on the event.