Daily Archives: October 8, 2011


A medical bill from 1931

Dear UKuncut,

The medical bill I have attached is one received by my Grandmother for her husband’s hospital treatment after he was injured and gassed in WW1. Is this what we can expect in the future?

I will not be able to be in London this weekend, but you have my heartfelt support. The decimation of the NHS must be stopped.

Regards,
Margaret Hayton

Dear Margaret

Thank you so much for your email, we are all really glad to receive it.

We would love to share a copy of the medical bill on our blog. Would
you be happy with that? We can censor personal information on the bill
if you would prefer.

Thanks again for writing to us,
UK Uncut

Dear Uncut,

I think that if you release it as it is it will have more impact. It is not
a thing to be ashamed of that family fought for our country in both WW1 and
WW2. My late husband also served a period of National Service. He died in
1996 in spite of the excellent care he received from the NHS. All my
experience of the NHS has been good, though I have been healthy enough not
to have much need of it.

It makes extremely angry when I read of the so called “reforms” this
government is railroading through without proper debate. Our only hope is to
rely on the undemocratic Lords to throw it out. That is not good enough for
a so called democracy.

Regards,
Margaret Hayton

Dear Margaret,

We couldn’t agree with you more. Thank you so much for
sharing this document. We’ll put it on our website tomorrow.

Our very best wishes,
UK Uncut

Margaret can’t make it to Block the Bridge, Block the Bill tomorrow. Can you?


Support from GMB, Compass and War on Want

“This Sunday’s direct action demonstrates the depth of anger about the dismantling of our Health Service across the country. Campaign action like this organised by GMB and other unions, communities and groups like UK Uncut – will be the shape of things to come across the country unless the Coalition drops its plans.”
— Rehana Azam, GMB National Officer

“When political parties go into an election promising not to cut the NHS, win and do the opposite then democracy has to take to the streets. Sometimes you have to out your body on the line to defend those too ill to defend themselves. UK Uncut are doing just that.”

— Neal Lawson, Chair, Compass

“The NHS is a key part of the social fabric of Britain, and people across the country are rightly alarmed at government proposals to break it up. War on Want supports UK Uncut in its vital action to defend the NHS. We need an integrated public health system, fully funded from the public purse, if we are to secure the right to health for future generations.”
— John Hilary, Executive Director, War on Want

Senior members of the Tax Justice Network will also be coming back from Paris to join us on the bridge