North East London Campaign to Protest Migrant Charging

NELSONHS have been putting constant pressure on Barts Health Trust to reveal the extent of their imposition of migrant charges on suspected undocumented migrants. They have continued to intimidate those seeking health care even in Accident and Emergency and from pregnant women since the Government pilot of new forms determining migrant status. Now it has been revealed in hackney that the Trust there are even allowing a Home Office employee to attend assessments.

Project 17, a project assisting destitute migrant families to seek support , including child support, have reported that the presence of an immigration officer to assist with assessments is putting off migrant families from seeking support.

Now North East London Save Our NHS are organising a protest on Friday 22nd March at 1.15pm marching from the mosque on Whitechapel Road to the Royal London Hospital. They will be protesting migrant charges and the “hostile Environment” Policy now infecting our NHS. Please come along and give your support!

Published by philedwards1917

I have been a socialist and activist since the 1970’s. I taught in East London , with a brief interval in Bristol, for 25 years. I was a member of East London Teachers Association and active in the NUT on many campaigns and especially anti-racist campaigns against the BNP. I was secretary of Tower Hamlets TUC and organised a commemoration committee in 1996 to hold a 1000 strong march to commemorate the 60th anniversary of the battle of Cable Street. I helped organise and drove on three aid convoys to Bosnia during the war and again twice to Kosova in the 1990’s during the war in Yugoslavia. I am now joint secretary of Newham Save Our NHS . I have been a member of the labour Party since Jeremy Corbyn won the leadership campaign.

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