Jul 24th, 2015
Kick out Care UK
By Rebecca Falcon
The truth about NHS privatisation has been exposed. An undercover investigation has found shocking care failures by private health business Care UK. It’s been caught leaving dangerously ill patients waiting for hours, and using work experience students instead of nurses. This is what happens when private companies get their hands on our NHS.
Care UK boasts that they are the single biggest business helping to privatise the NHS. If we can kick them out of our NHS, it’ll be a major blow to the government’s privatisation project. A huge public outcry will pile pressure on hospital bosses to shut the door on Care UK – at every hospital they approach.
Can you sign the petition to stop Care UK making a profit out of our NHS? Your name will be added to a petition where you live to prove that Care UK aren’t wanted anywhere near our local hospitals. Please click here.
Local fights for our NHS can have a huge impact. Decisions about hospitals are made at a local level – where NHS bosses aren’t used to feeling public pressure. The hospital at the centre of this week’s investigation has already called an emergency meeting to rethink their contract with Care UK.
38 Degrees members already know that privatisation is damaging our NHS – and providers like Care UK are a symbol of everything that’s wrong with private healthcare. If 38 Degrees members can make the name of one of the UK’s largest private health companies a dirty word, we’ll make it much harder for the government to sell off our NHS.
A huge campaign by 38 Degrees members against Care UK could throw their plans to privatise our NHS into disarray. Step by step, local petitions will put the focus on every hospital to shut the door on this profit-hungry company.
Care UK is responsible for caring for more than ten million NHS patients, thanks to lucrative deals with local hospitals. But doctors have said that the company shows ‘total disregard’ for patient safety. Despite this, Care UK turned over £728 million last year.
38 Degrees members believe in a properly-funded NHS where politicians listen to doctors and nurses, not vested interests – and where public money goes back into the NHS, not into the pockets of company executives.
So let’s fight to protect our NHS. Together, we can make sure our voice is louder than private health lobbyists – so that when NHS bosses hear the words Care UK, they shut the door. You can sign the petition here.